This abandoned house had been hand built by a Japanese Potter, but after his death had been neglected and abused by tenants before falling into disuse.
The client chose to save the property and create a writing studio for herself. The design and the artisans chosen to do the work have given this space a new life. The stone cylinder at the center of the building houses bathrooms and mechanical systems, allowing the remainder of the building to remain open. The new cedar posts, pegged through mortised stair, custom cabinets and handcrafted fir sliding doors are the stars, but the stabilization, insulation and addition of reliable systems ensure a long life for this gem. The pictures show phase 1 which is the interior and stabilization. Stay tuned for phase 2 and the exterior renovation