A 1960s entryway needed some discipline.
Some residences need lessons in deportment. In this 1960s tract house in Hillsborough, California, the front door was hard to find--and dumped visitors unceremoniously into the living room. At the same time, a patio off the kitchen was exposed to the front walk and driveway. To correct the problems, San Francisco architects Jerry Lum and David Teeters designed a seamless double entry and courtyard addition. The new 8- by 10-foot gabled entrance hall occupies the old front stop, stepping forward between the living room gable and the breakfast room. Extending beyond the hall is a 4-foot-deep covered portico. Brick walls supporting the front edge of the gable flank the entry. On one side, a wall extends to the garage, becoming a series of narrower brick panels interspersed with open grids of wood. This wall directs visitors toward the front door and also encloses a dining courtyard off the breakfast room, providing privacy with minimal sense of confinement.
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|Title Annotation:||remodeling of front yard|
|Date:||May 1, 1990|
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