The forgeus residence started out as a small dark one-room guest house in the 1940’s with ad hoc rooms attached throughout the decades. The circulation was through small doorways, the den had one small window, the bathroom had too many walls. The outside was either glaringly sun-baked (front drive)
or too dark (porch).
Replacing a collection of small doorways with a large opening in the wall, circulation and light as greatly improved. Pictured above is the new skylight, traversing from the new hallway through the wall and into the den. The black strip above being the bottom face of a new i-beam that holds up the wider opening and roof beams. below, a view of the den into the kitchen and bathroom. The opening on the left replaced two narrow doorways and a wall. The bathroom door was pushed back three feet into the bathroom, making room for circulation and a door into the storage room.