Palma Ceia G&CC 1926 Georgian – Before & After
BEFORE: This 1926 Georgian-style home had good bones. While the homeowners need more family space, they insisted on respecting the classic architecture with any modifications.
AFTER: One of the seamless two-story additions is visible on the left, a breakfast room below and office above. The second-story windows above the entrance have been raised up higher. See the new courses of brick? Blends well! Check out the Master Bath for the details.
BEFORE: The existing second-story master bedroom, top right in this view,
needed more closet space.
AFTER: The 2 new master closet rooms were constructed above the first-story den,
on the far right. Again, seamlessly blended.
BEFORE: All looks good, just more space is needed.
AFTER: The two-story breakfast/office addition is on the right. The family room build-out
is the lower left, and an additional bedroom is above it. A mix of 3 colors of brick
was used to help the new blend with the old.
BEFORE: The structure is a great idea.
It just needed to be moved over a bit…and given a total makeover!
AFTER: Character preserved. Functionality accomplished.
BEFORE: Nice, but not the homeowner’s style.
AFTER: Bright, open, new ceiling details, yet still preserving the past.
Notice the trap door in the floor, leads to the original wine cellar!
KITCHEN & FAMILY ROOM
BEFORE: Dark and closed off. Keep and eye on that far window.
AFTER: That window became the vestibule, on the left, leading into the new breakfast room.
BEFORE: The possibilities for this corner of the kitchen evolved through many inspired meetings…ranging from doing nothing to creating a two-story addition!
AFTER: Addition concept won – down came the walls and 2 stories were added on! Note how the ceiling and window details blend perfectly with the existing home. This gorgeous breakfast room quickly became one of the homeowner’s favorite spaces.
BEFORE: the windows became doors leading to the family room addition.
AFTER: The flow between the rooms is effortless now.
BEFORE: The master was small and lacked adequate closet space.
AFTER: A second-story addition provided his and hers walk-through closets,
accessible from either door on the far wall.
BEFORE: You could view the fairways from the middle-of-the-room glass shower.
Problem was the golfers could see you too! Plus the windows sat on the floor
and only went partway up the wall. Very strange.
AFTER: The gaudy shower was banished and the windows raised to their proper height (remember that brick work above the front door?) Elegance and tranquility everywhere.
BEFORE: Functional, but very dated.
AFTER: Marble subway tile and elegant surfaces
bring this bathroom in line with the tone of the rest of the home.