Located in a neighborhood where many homes are being torn down and replaced with new, this owner expressed a desire to integrate the original structure into a substantial remodel and addition.
Because of its appearance on the exterior, this home was affectionately called ‘the double wide’. On the interior the home suffered from several problems common to homes built in the 1960’s: 1) stairs in the wrong location and 2) an overly large fireplace that blocked the best views from the home. To allow enough budget for a 1500 square foot addition to the home, the floor plan of the remaining portion of the home needed to remain similar to the existing. Arranged in a ‘reverse’ floor plan, the home’s main level contains the kitchen, dining, den, and master suite in the existing footprint, and a new vaulted-ceiling living room in the new addition. A large entertaining deck with covered patio (with skylights and gas connection for a grill or outdoor heater) is located above the new two-car garage. On the lower level are three kid’s bedrooms and a bathroom in the existing home and new family room in the addition. A new sky lit stair sits between the addition and the existing home, in the location where a massive fireplace used to be.