Our design-build team created spaces that fulfilled the owner’s desire for a larger home with an emphasis on open serene space. The challenge was to convert the maze of rooms and hallways into an inviting space, suitable for entertaining, while respecting the original building form. The following are Exceptional Features of the project.
1. Located within a national historic district, this 1936 homestead is an original example of Craftsman Style Architecture.
2. Additions were designed that blend with, rather than overpower the historic design. Original wall heights and details were maintained on both street side elevations. A strict requirement within the historic district.
3. A new standing seam roof was crafted with hand-turned ridges just as the original.
4. Salvaged brick was used throughout the project giving a historic feel to the new fireplaces, walks and banister.
5. Interior walls were removed and ceiling heights were raised by two feet. The original roof framing was then supported by concealed structural beams within the attic space.
6. Original white oak floors where salvaged from the original home during demolition, cleaned and blended with new flooring to account for the additional square footage required.
7. Furniture-grade cabinetry was styled to be functional and efficient while maintaining a simplistic high-end historic look.
8. Use of natural light was obtained by placing skylights into gallery spaces.
9. Salvage materials were used not only for character, but in an effort to save natural resources thereby making less of an impact on our environment.
Being within “the historic district”, additions were designed that blend with, rather than overpower the landmark neighborhood. The design scheme rotated the traditional entry off of the busy boulevard onto the quite side-street. Plans were approved by Historic Review Board prior to construction.