LDA designed the addition of a master suite and entertainment room to a post-war home in Atherton, California for a Univer-sity professor and his marketing executive wife. The work also involved extensive renovations to the existing portions of the house to bring in light, and to open up the smallish spaces of what began as a plain frame house.
The owners needed a room for their extended family members, a room to entertain friends with friendly mah-jong games, a place to exercise their culinary talents, and a view to their extensive gardens. LDA provided for protection from the strong southern sun, while opening the house to the outdoor areas of this one-acre home.
Features include a large, but warm and inviting family room, with a spacious, well-appointed kitchen at one end, a tower that draws in indirect daylight, and a formal entry. The master suite is comfortably isolated from the active parts of the house, and looks out onto its own secluded garden area.
After several years in the home, the owners again called upon LDA to design another addition, which added a library, a workshop, and additional garage space.