These clients have long distance family who come to visit and stay for a while. The thinking was that as their parents age and move away from living on their own in Vermont, they may stay for the winter, or even move in permanently someday. This separate "apartment" space was designed to allow for extended family visits, where the grandparents, the homeowners, and their children can still have privacy and autonomy. I organized the floor plan in such as way so the grandparents suite, while connected to the main house, has it's own separate entrance off the front door and is far from the owner's bedrooms. With the separate entrance and spaces that are large enough that a kitchenette could be added someday, this homeowner or a future owner could rent out the apartment someday too, since this village location is zoned for it.
|Wood Stove and wide glass doors to the back from the new apartment living room|
|Sitting Area with double pocket doors to the bedroom|
|New Bedroom with small windows toward the street and vaulted ceiling|
|Entry Vestibule -enter main house or new apartment from here|
|A Contemporary aesthetic - high square windows for privacy|