The assignment was to design a space for the couple to retreat to when writing and a place to sleep when grand kids visit.  The original thought was to expand but we were able to make the space work within the existing foot print without having to disturb the hillside. The result is a 280 square foot studio built on the existing foundation using the original framing lumber, and a little more.
Zeserson Writer’s Studio
existing 14 x 20 garage
before deconstruction
view up from main home below
new walls go up
assembling porch timbers
writer’s studio with porch
view from the main house
home owner Jan, with crew