The Mission: Imagine a married couple, both university professors, sharing a single small bedroom as a home office. They needed more space and more sanity. Though their house was surrounded by a desert landscape, they had few views and little light.
The Solution: More space! In both imagination and physical dimensions, the new office provides a place – paradoxically – of both comfort and productivity. The square footage has been doubled and the upwardly-expanding walls expose desert vistas and catch the Eastern light in the morning. Now, there’s expansive desk space for her and a table for his laptop – all while allowing plenty of access to their large book collection. A sliding glass door, repurposed from the original bedroom, now offers access to the patio for breaks (or to simply take in the abundant horizons). The overall design, including a wood ceiling which draws the eye upward, lends that modernist aesthetic which was previously sought out in a coffee shop… only now, they needn’t leave home. Imagine: a space so welcoming that their teenage son now often shares the office with his parents. [Read more...]