Long Shed Outpost

Carlisle, MA

 Builder: The Hartwright Company

 

design:

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’.

 

design challenges:

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.

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