Pinelake Top Floor Addition
The client's objective of the house was to create space for all the family to enjoy. As well as a place for out of town guest to say. With not much room to add to a side of the house, the only option was to adjust the pitch of the roof and go up.
By deciding to go up, we first had to take off the roof and remove the trusses. We then changed the pitch and increased the height of the house by 3ft.
By doing this, we added 1100 sq ft. of room while staying under the city's height restrictions. There is room for the kids to play (including an indoor playhouse that resembles the actual house), watch TV, play pool, a wet bar, as well as daybeds for guests to stay. We also included a bathroom for convenience.
In order to not have posts running through out the newly created space, we used a glulam beam to extend the open space to support the roof. We wrapped the beam in ash and handcrafted it to resemble an old hand-hune beam. In the pictures below you can see the great detail that went into the beam and the other roof support beams.