Our clients wanted to create an art studio in place of their existing single car garage. In carrying out this program Sortun•Vos created a small transition area that became a breakfast nook, back porch, and patio. This light filled studio opens to the back yard gardens and patio. Natural light bathes the space via large doors at the north and east walls. Skylights and smaller windows at the west are designed to capture changing daylight throughout the day. Since this small accessory building is situated in the site's yard setbacks, it must also be usable as a garage. The swinging doors on the north wall are large enough to allow for car parking inside. A trellis on the north side of the patio creates the "outdoor kitchen" for the patio. Window patterns and other details on the studio and addition replicate those originally found on the house.