Mills College President’s House
Our charge was to sensitively add a wing to what was originally an 1870's farm house. The Board of Trustees at Mills College, the college President, and a caterer were some of the decision makers involved. We assessed the diverse requests and gained consensus.
The new wing consists of, upstairs, a private master suite for the college president, and downstairs, a large kitchen, a spacious family room, and various service functions. A new staircase allows family members to privately access the kitchen from the bedroom wing, solving the problem of interrupting formal dinner parties in one's pajamas.
The kitchen was a special challenge due to its required duel functions: as a comfortable kitchen for the resident family of four for every day, and as a catering kitchen for the public, and often large gatherings held several times a week at the house.
Working with traditional materials and taking cues from the historic original structure, the resulting house successfully balances the public and private aspects while maintaining its character and history.
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