The Little Office/Cottage
Office/Cottage (aka the Fortress of Solitude)
Old North Durham
Designed as the workspace for a computer programmer, this little cottage was designed to coordinate with the original home’s bungalow architecture and sit small on the landscape. Turned so that the porch and workspace hide a large garden storage area at the rear – as well as giving the best light and views to the occupant – we planned this to be a potential studio rental some point in the future. The homeowner wanted an arts & crafts style colonnade from the very first design meeting, so the two half-columns and cabinets provide some hidden storage and define the entry way from the main space. A little kitchenette sits to the other side and leads to the 3/4 bath.