LEWIS RESIDENCE, Royal Oak, Michigan

Located in an historic neighborhood on the south edge of Royal Oak’s downtown, this original bungalow had been recently restored. After living in the restored bungalow for a few years the owners determined a master bedroom suite, family room/office and an attached garage would greatly improve the livability of the house.

The house backs up to an alley and the site provided no room for a driveway. In order to enhance privacy from the alley and accommodate cars we started with a garage fronting on the alley.  On top of the garage we created a master bedroom suite with a private deck.  A family room/den completes the footprint of the addition.  A gallery corridor connects the addition at the first floor and creates a private interior court yard between the original house and the new addition.  The second floor of the addition is accessed by a new internal stairway.  The addition is modern and acts as a back drop for the traditional bungalow.