Pia Carriage House
Type: Design, General Contractor for Renovation on Carriage House and Carport, Existing Home
The clients at our Pia Road project came to us not knowing exactly what they were looking for. The design started with a small carport addition to the side of an existing two car garage/ carriage house. After spending some time and going over how the family used the main house and existing space it became quite apparent to us and them that they were in need of not only a carport but additional space for the family to host and entertain as well as much needed storage. We revised the plans several times before construction began to ensure we were building exactly what they were after. The existing home and garage were originally built to a very high standard and the addition and renovation had to match. No detail was overlooked during this project. We had to take down a large cedar tree to make room for the addition which we milled up on site and dried in slabs to be used later in the project. Special attention was given to sound proofing the building as mush as possible with laminated glass windows, extra layers of drywall and additional Rockwool insulation throughout. This worked well with the major focus on an incredibly efficient envelope throughout the new and old parts of the project. A beautiful bath and sauna, complete with a custom Japanese style soaker tub, was built on the lower floor and connected to a new guest room. The cedar slabs from the tree were used for the tub as well as for a bench in the games room upstairs and a custom wet bar was designed and built for the games room. The building has a very west coast feel to it with vertical grain Fir throughout the interior and Cedar on the exterior. This project was a favourite for our team as everyone really seized the opportunity to showcase their carpentry and finishing skills, truly demonstrating a critical attention to detail that was necessary for a project like this.