After nixing 70+ homes, this one checked
all the boxes…almost.
Project Style: Traditional Exterior;
Size: 4 Bedrooms; 3.5 Bathrooms; 3,500 sq. ft.
Home Story: Perfect location – Check. Excellent size – Check. Under max-budget – Check.
Move-in ready…Well, not so much!
With a maze of rooms, doors and walls encircling a central fireplace, plus low ceilings and multi-level floors, this 2-story 1950’s traditional was hardly the open-concept, transitional style this family of four cherished. And a renovation was NOT on their wish list. That was until Sunset Properties expressed their vision for this home. Out with the walls and fireplace; raise the ceiling; level the floors; and create an open, family-friendly living space for the entire first floor. “Having partners like Mark and Peter was important. They opened our minds to possibilities and at the same time kept us grounded about cost.”
Challenges & Points of Interest: After gutting the first floor living space, collar ties proved to be the ‘magic’ element in raising the entire 1950’s
ceiling a full two feet. The quirky 1990’s renovation resulted in five doorways in the adjacent playroom, resulting in no walls for furniture. The solution – close up some doorways and reroute traffic. What appears to be pantry doors between the oven and refrigerator, are in reality the double doors to the hidden, full-sized laundry room and storage!