This ranch house located in a suburban neighborhood in San Jose, CA was getting tight for the family of four who lived there, and they wanted to explore options not only for expansion, but also wanted to bring a modern aesthetic and open floor plan to their home.
The original home was a fairly typical 2 bedroom ranch. The program called for a rear addition, containing a master bedroom, and an office. One of the challenges of expansion was finding a way to keep the existing house open to the back yard in terms of light and access.
The solution which we came to was an U-shape addition with a multi-purpose “hub” at the center, an office in one wing, and the master suite in the other. A central courtyard works as an outdoor dining space.