Accessory building in Tempe, Az

The design goal of the project was to create a building that complimented the midcentury modern aesthetics of the house but also was a little more contemporary. The building brings in gobs of light from a huge stacking sliding glass door and clerestory windows which are shaded under a deep cantilevered front patio cover. 

This project is for an accessory building to a midcentury modern main house in Tempe, AZ. The building includes a gym with a bathroom and sauna and a separate storage room. The placement of the accessory building creates a courtyard of sorts in the back yard. The building may be used as a gym for now, but it is designed to be flexible and can easily be used as an office, a detached bedroom, a studio or a workshop. The owners wanted to maintain the proportions and feel of their midcentury modern home in the accessory building, but were open to making it a little more contemporary and that is what we delivered. A really exciting part of this project is the deep cantilevered overhang covering the front porch of the accessory dwelling, which is both a midcentury modern move as well as a contemporary one.

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