Printer Friendly

Greenhouse over the garage is a well-lighted artist's studio.

Greenhouse over the garage is a well-lighted artist's studio A familiar-looking form, this greenhouse structure perches unexpectedly over a garage in the Santa Monica Mountains north of Malibu. It's an integral part of the house, but evokes a separate function. The 15- by 20-foot room--one big, open space--serves as an art studio.

An open ceiling reveals a system of custom prefab trusses; the struts are set in a sunburst design that is repeated elsewhere in the house. Stepping across the room the trusses are supported by headers spanning 4-by-4 gypsum board-clad posts along the side walls.

Glazing covers the framework of the walls, with only mullions showing--thus, the greenhouse look. Too much light would have flooded the room had the structure been a true greenhouse, so the eaveless roof is solid. Sandwiched between the gypsum-board ceiling and metal roof is a layer of rigid insulation.

Set back from the edge of the roof, the glazed walls leave room for a wraparound balcony. Pipe railing around the balcony contributes a crisp, modern look.

Architect: Bouje Bernkopf, Woodland Hills, for Susan and Gene Fridolfs of Calabasas, California.
COPYRIGHT 1990 Sunset Publishing Corp.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1990 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Sunset
Date:Feb 1, 1990
Words:185
Previous Article:His bright new bedroom used to be the garage.
Next Article:Veiled valentines ... well-chosen scraps personalize the greeting.
Topics:


Related Articles
Greenhouse over the garage is their new front entry.
Visiting Santa Fe artists in their home and studios.
Build a homestead greenhouse.
There are many ways to build a greenhouse.
Garden room.
Avant Garage.
Country life: tumbling down a precipitous cliffside site, this compact country house makes highly resourceful use of space.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters