Long Shed Outpost
Builder: The Hartwright Company
Tim Hess, Design Principal
Justin Mello, Nathan Sawyer
all for DSA Architects
photographs: Charles Mayer photography and Tim Hess
photo-styling: Natalie Leighton
stone sculpture: Todd Fulshaw
paintings: Charles Mayer and Todd Fulshaw
Guest quarters for a big house on the Concord River, this project enlarges former studio space over a four-bay garage into a new four-bedroom ‘outpost’.
Convert Studio Apartment to 4-Bedroom Home without enlarging footprint of building. Keep costs minimal.
On the ground floor, both pre-existing eight- and twelve-foot tall halves of the former scheme remain in-place, as do the structural bones of two faceted ‘beaks’. The complex former roof was removed for its limited use of available floor area.
A single long shed now unifies the high East side of the house and its small private individual spaces with the wide-open shared space of the lower West Side. Aligned with the stair-tower extruded from a former beak, a childrens’ loft-library and two-sided fireplace conduct the East-West interface.