Alder Residence Posted on January 1, 2014November 7, 2016 by Casey Hughes Alder Residence View showing the addition, which was conceived as a separate but connected building that complements the existing house with open spaces for family and friends to gather. Construction photo showing the beginning of the framing. Material study. The following eight slides show how the addition's form was derived. 1. Demolish the existing storage shed. 2. Add a living room at ground floor and master suite at half of the second level. 3. Reduce height of living room to not obscure the view 4. Rotate the addition's front to face the view and to create a second floor balcony. 5. Carve a covered porch on the ground floor and add large windows and doors to open the house to the garden. 6. Raise roof at rear to create head clearance for stair to second level. 7. Connect the addition to the existing house. The roof spirals up towards the master suite. Finally: The resulting building is clad in vertical cedar planks and a metal standing-seam roof. Plan of the existing house. Plan of existing house with the addition in magenta. Plan of the addition.