A second story addition and interior renovations give this traditional craftsman a new gracious master suite and a modern transformation
There were many problems with this craftsman home, but through adding a second story addition, and tweaking the floor plan, we were able to create a spacious and functional family home. The second story addition added much needed space for a growing family. The main level bedrooms were revised to create a larger shared bedroom for two boys, and a single bedroom for a girl. An adjacent bathroom was moved to create more space in the existing kitchen. We revised the kitchen, adding a new kitchen island, and replacing the countertops. The dining room was opened up to the expanded kitchen.
An unsafe and steep stair to the basement was replaced with a new code-compliant stair connecting all three levels. Large windows in the stairwell flood the interior with natural light. We positioned the new master bedroom at the rear of the home, to take advantage of views over an adjacent ravine and park. A gas fireplace creates a cozy nook for reading and relaxing. The master bath incorporates a large tiled shower, two sinks, and separate toilet room. Across the hall is a walk-in closet with its own laundry hookups.
Project Info & Tips
- The existing house largely ignored a beautiful ravine and park in the back yard. We used the opportunity of adding second story addition to our advantage by placing important rooms toward the best view
- An existing chimney on the front of the home was extended to become the centerpiece of a new gable on the front facade
- Replacing the stair in a home is a big decision, but makes a home much safer and more livable. It also gives the home a more updated feeling. Nothing says ‘old home’ like a narrow steep stairway. Putting in a new stair gives an old home new life
- To learn more, read our article on Second Story Additions
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