One Story Extension With a Twist

Addon with a twist

“We are really satisfied with the result. The living room is lovely, the hallway is large and spacious, and our son loves his new big room.” says Silje and Thorstein to a responsive and happy architect! It is actually the most important thing in my industry, to have users who are satisfied with the result. After a year of planning, getting permits, and hiring contractors, and then a 6 months … Continue reading

A Flexible (Semi) Detached Extension

A Flexible Semi Detached Extension

Hurray! We just got the principal permit for my second project as an independent architect! This project was a bit of a nut to crack. The starting point was the house on the picture to the left, from the 80´s, with a steeply slanted roof. The owners are a family of five, with two adults and three teenagers, who have long since outgrown their house. The idea is that the … Continue reading

Our Major Home Renovation (part 2)

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In august 2007 we moved into our new home with a four weeks old baby and craftsmen coming and going all the time. It was a pretty chaotic few months until we finished rebuilding it just in time for Christmas. By then we had three new rooms and had renovated just about every existing room in the house. Now our house has five bedrooms, two home offices, a den in … Continue reading

Our Major Home Renovation (part 1)


When we were househunting, in Norway back in 1997, I knew it the moment we walked into the house; that we had found our new home. I suspected our friends and family thought we had lost our marbles, buying a house labeled “a renovator’s dream” with a baby on the way and no handyman tendencies to speak of, and perhaps they were right. Fortunately for us I am an architect … Continue reading

Replacing the Garage with a Two Story Extention


A preliminary project I did for a family of six with four children from newborn to preteen. The problem Their situation was that they had outgrown their house and some of the rooms were too small (kitchen, bathroom and laundry-room). They needed more space for a new main bedroom and bathroom. They planned to finance an extension in part by building a rental apartment in the basement. In their (then) … Continue reading

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