Craftsman Tea House
Additional photos from HOUSES by Design issue 277: This single-story bungalow gained a second story addition while incorporating a new Asian aesthetic.
The single-story bungalow underwent a dramatic transformation intended to expand the structure to include a second floor and rear addition.
The goal of this whole-house remodel by Gardner Architects LLC was to honor the original Craftsman-style bungalow while integrating a distinctly Asian aesthetic.
Split heavy-timber porch columns call to mind the structure of a pergola. They are a fine example of the Asian-Craftsman design idea.
Shoji-like windows and screen panels evoke the spirit of a Japanese tea house.
Photos by Celia Pearson