Mid Century Ranch

“A House is a Machine for Living” Le Corbusier

In today’s market, there is an abundance of affordable, well built, post war houses available to young buyers in urban locales. However, these houses in their current states are not suited to a contemporary lifestyle. In the past, this problem has forced buyers to tear down the existing structure and build from scratch on the site, a process that is expensive, wasteful and potentially destructive to an established lot. LIFESpace offers a modern, efficient, affordable alternative to a teardown.

LIFESpace is so titled because it is designed to embody your unique lifestyle; Every aspect is specifically designed to become an integral part of your day. Each detail is thoughtfully explored to insure your life is just that much easier because of it. Whether you’re concerned about the environment, money conscious, or even obsessed with Twitter, LIFESpace can be adapted to fit your needs.

In lieu of a teardown, LIFESpace builds on the strengths of the original structure. This process saves money while recycling good material to create a smart, efficient design. Original rafters are relocated and new walls added to create an open plan. Original walls are stripped and inspected to ensure quality before new finishes are installed. Strip windows are installed to let natural light fill the once dark house. Because the existing footprint remains untouched, old trees surrounding the house can be spared, a common problem with teardowns.

Post-Construction LIFESpace is a thing to behold. As a proud new parent of your home, you can marvel at how efficiently it moderates its temperature and consumption, saving you money on utilities. Its built ins will again save the time and money typically associated with furnishing a new home, and when collected rain water begins to automatically water LIFESpace’s gardens and landscape, your dinner table will bloom with your own produce.

After a few months with your LIFESpace, you won’t even be able to imagine how you once functioned without it. LIFESpace will make your life simpler, more relaxing, healthier, more efficient, more fun, more modern, more you.

Strong Roots

LIFEspace begins as a typical Ranch style home. However, instead of spending time, money and energy on a tear down, LIFEspace builds on the strengths of the original structure.

Roof Reconstruction

The first step is raising the original roof and sliding the iconic LIFEspace precast thermal slab into place. The original roof rafters are used to create the new pitch. The rafters removed for the balcony are repositioned to frame the loft space, saving money while recycling good material. Don’t forget to take pictures of your house topless!

It’s a Life

Congratulations, it’s a LIFEspace! As the proud new parent of your home, you can look back and fondly remember the extraordinary transformation it has undergone to become such an efficient, modern masterpiece.

The Green Room

Your efficient utilities are not only saving the planet, but also the “green” in your wallet. A tankless water heater provides instant hot water while radiant heating efficiently keeps the home a comfortable temperature. All of your LIFEspace’s mechanicals can be controlled wirelessly from the media portal.

Sleep Sanctuary

After a long day on the job, your bedroom sanctuary awaits. Thick walls keep this area of your LIFEspace cool and quiet, providing the ideal sleeping atmosphere. In the morning, your media portal coordinates with your alarm to open your curtains and let the warm sunshine start your day.

Life Organizer

The LIFEspace is equipped with under stair built-ins allow for storage and display of your life. A coat closet and bike storage is  incorporated into the design.

Social Flux

This bookshelf allows you to change the use of your LIFEspace with a simple hinge. In the out position, an office space is created and doorway visitors are blocked from viewing too much of your life space. In the closed positon, the screen hides your work area from guests while entertaining (or perhaps allows you to conventiently “forget” your taxes one

Media Portal

From Facebook to Quickbooks, your media portal has you covered. Along with a computer, this tech center is

specifically designed to be a rally point for your devices as a wireless charge pad provides power for smartphones and tablets. A quick connect port also allows you to control all mechanical and electrical aspects of your LIFEspace from one central device.ia Portal

Pixel Perfect

Your LIFEspace wouldn’t be complete without your prized flat screen, and what better place to put it than in a custom alcove integrated into the central stair. Built in ports allow you to connect you tv directly to the internet for streaming HD content.

Elevavate your life

A  central stair is the core of your LIFEspace. Not only does it provide access to an upstair loft area (can be built out to accomodate your family’s changing needs) but its

multifunctionality makes it an essential part of your daily routine. Whether you are watching tv, going for a bike ride, looking for a book or cooking dinner, the stair is designed to make your busy life that much easier.ate your life

Simply Swedish

This sleek IKEA sourced kitchen is modern and elegant, yet simple to maintain. A built in breakfast nook is the perfect place to sip your morning coffee while streaming the news wirelessly via the Media Portal, or perhaps open the panaramic glass doors and dine al fresco, with the LIFEspace, the choice is yours!

Creative cuisine

This open pantry becomes a blank canvas for your creativity. Whether you arrange your foodstuffs by size, shape or color, simple everyday products turn your LIFEspace into artful exhibits of your inner Mondrian.

Illuminate your wardrobe

With LIFEspace, you will no longer will you be stuck in a dark closet trying to decide if those pants are black or blue, an innovative frosted glass wall allows light to pass from the kitchen into the closet. The spacious closet is designed to perfectly accommodate an IKEA storage system

Thermal Slab

This precast panel helps naturally moderate temperature in your LIFEspace by acting as a thermal battery for retaing heat quickly and evenly

Photovoltaic cells

The roof of LIFEspace is specifically designed to accept photovoltaic cells that can be routed through your media portal to allow second by second data and control of your electricity.

Grow green

LIFEspace has been designed to allow the incorporation of personal garden plots that can be irragated via gray/rain water

Let it rain

When it rains, it pours, but LIFEspace is designed to capture rain water and store it in holding tanks for watering your lawn/garden long after your neighbors run dry.

Bring the outdoors in

Large sliding glass panels allow you to bring the outdoors into your LIFEspace. Open the panels wide and enjoy the ability to flow in and out of your home.