Owners Tad and Jessica Carpenter are very creative. Tad is a prolific, self employed illustrator and writer and Jessica is a graphic designer with a refined eye. While living in a condo they found a narrow corner lot directly off of a large park with southern exposure. They wanted to keep the feel of a loft in their new home and incorporate Tad’s home office.
The design maximizes the lot and responds to the corner with an extruded balcony that orientates the view toward the park. The inside of the balcony is clad in stained cedar adding warmth and further emphasizing the cantilever.
Tad’s office is located in the basement on the south corner, opening up to the street and good natural light. The concrete foundation extends and wraps around to create an exterior courtyard and entry to his office. Every effort was made to connect both the inside to outside, and their work and personal lifestyles.