The 1,100 square foot library addition PSG Construction completed for a Baldwin Park resident was recognized with the Grand Award in the 2015 Parade of Homes Remodel Showcase at the Awards Ceremony May 7, 2015. The project also received First Place in the Category of Interior Renovation/Addition.
The library addition was a long-time aspiration for the retired Harvard University professor who wanted to preserve his passion for literature, knowledge, and solitude. The wood paneling, bookcases, staircases, and coffered ceiling in the two-story library are custom constructed from solid maple. Twenty- five windows offset the wood-encased room. The Isokern ™ fireplace is the centerpiece for the sitting area.
Built into the library are two concealed doorways—one that accesses a storage space, and the other that leads to the main part of the home. On the second floor, a light-filled belvedere is topped with a cupola that provides a private view of Baldwin Park.
Because of the homeowner’s desire for an authentic self-contained retreat, the library, which is located at the rear of the home, is equipped with a kitchenette and full bathroom.Full Story with photos Parade of Homes Press Release