The challenge was to seamlessly honor the 1926 heritage, remove the missteps, provide for the present, and allow for the future.
Project Style: Georgian
Addition Size: 1,000+ sq. ft. new construction; plus remodel multiple existing rooms.
Home Story: The homeowners, veterans of 7 custom and remodeled homes in multiple cities, said they had to pause to ‘listen’ to this home’s original spirit when choosing certain design directions. The 1920’s soul that seeped into every room begged to be preserved. The trap door, speak-easy style wine cellar, hand-painted Cuban tiles, leaded-glass fan and side lights all had a voice in the conversation. While paying tribute to the past, this addition and remodel had to address the needs of a very active, tech-savvy family of four incorporating much-needed living, sleeping and storage spaces. All aspects of this project, new and remodeled, look fresh, yet original – like they were meant to have been there from the start. Well spoken!
Challenges & Points of Interest: A curious 1980’s remodel inserted a floor-to-ceiling glass shower positioned smack in the middle of the master bathroom, facing a bank of 4 floor-to-almost-ceiling windows. While it afforded a glorious view of the golf course, it unfortunately exposed a reciprocal view from the links! A complete gut and clever window-lift resolved this gaffe.