Built on the footprint of an older, preexisting structure, the Holley Guest House was purposed as a multi-use building, containing both a garage and a full-service guest suite. After finishing the designs for the main house, which were quite ordered with a modern formality, we decided with the client’s blessing, to have some fun with this secondary structure.
Trading the main house’s mid-century modernism for more of an Industrial feel, with concrete floors and standing seam metal roof wrapped down the facade. A Shosugi Ban accent Wall frames the windows and thus the view, while the suspended fire orb fireplace divides the sitting room from the bedroom side of the studio. A small alcove kitchenette and subway tile bathroom round out the living amenities.
The garage side of the guest house has two glass garage doors, one frosted facing the entry, and one clear glass exiting towards the main house. When both are open, it gives the structure the feel of a porte-cochere and lightens its presence on the property.