The Grasshopper Studio And Courtyard By Wittman Estes
Seattle-based , led by a husband-wife team, an architect and landscape designer, have designed the Grasshopper Studio and Courtyard in their own backyard.
Maintaining the small footprint of a 1940s house, the designers added a multi-functional studio along the rear alley. This enabled a space for a courtyard to be created featuring a central paved terrace with a private area for dining, entertaining, lounging and year-round play. A central Silk tree provides dappled shade in summer.
The open plan studio has been designed to encourage maximum flexibility, with it being able to be used for visiting guests, as a utility/workshop space, and as a play space for the main house.
Sliding wood slat barn doors hide a small bathroom and storage for a variety of items.
A pavilion roof extends to form a carport and outdoor workshop space at the end of the studio.