MOUNTAIN DRIVE APARTMENT
One half of a 1980's duplex apartment, the initial project was to increase the loft space. it was narrow, open to the living area & had a low ceiling. The solution was to add a large gable roof over the loft, increasing both the width of the loft & lots of head height, The gable is fully glazed above the existing roof to provide lots of light, views to the tree tops, whilst fixed glazing below the existing roof line provides light down into the living area.
The downstairs kitchen & dining positions were reversed, opening up the ground floor space & providing a better link between the kitchen & the BBQ area for the summer.
A second stage was to add a firepit to the BBQ area. A spiral design was employed for the seat, so that no matter how big or small the fire gets, you can find your perfect distance away just by sliding along the seat.
FIREPIT (FOREGROUND) WITH GABLE IN THE BACKGROUND
LOOKING FROM THE FIREPIT TO THE LOUNGE AREA
SPIRAL SEATING TO SELECT YOUR DISTANCE FROM THE FIRE
REAR OF THE BUILDING
GABLE & WINDOWS TO LOFT
THE FIREPIT IS COVERED WHEN IT RAINS