A Collection of Connecting Parts
The Franklin Companion Project was about connecting to the original Colonial Style house while remaining appropriately modest in size and height. The thoughtful creation of a Breezeway was the ideal way to connect the parts while visually remaining unobtrusive beside the sprawling home. Views through the breezeway create transparency and the lower roof compliments the scale of the open porch roof. The historic model for a breezeway comes from medieval English churchyards that had covered walkways between buildings. Here the breezeway is enclosed and provides access from the garage to both the basement and first floor of the main house. The homeowner desired privacy within the new addition therefore a hipped dormer, mimicking the original dormer, provides natural light and acts to tie the whole composition together.
Per the dimensional requirements of the Franklin By-Laws we needed to request relief to construct a 750 SF attached structure. Since the design does not further increase the non-conforming status we were granted approval by the Building Commissioner.
Two Car Garage with lift
Currently Under Construction