Creative Studio Addition and Remodel 2017-05-13T16:53:39+00:00

Project Description

Creative Studio Addition and Remodel

This studio office addition to an 1890s Victorian in Boulder offers a comfortable, functional office space while maintaining the historic qualities of the home. Built for a children’s book author and illustrator (and the creator of the Cottonwood Custom Builder’s logo), Boulder’s M. Gerwing Architects designed the space to create harmony between past and present with high clerestory windows that echo the second story dormers of the historic house.

Inside the addition, a main studio space intersects with a reading loft connected by a raw steel spiral staircase.

To connect the studio to the main house, a doorway was cut through the home’s original 18-inch thick stone walls, and were left exposed as “trim”. The exterior of the home is a combination of fir siding patterns that echo the shingles of the old house.

Project Details

Year Built:  2008
Architect: M. Gerwing Architects
Building Details:

  • Historic renovation
  • Clerestory windows
  • Fir siding
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