October 06, 2017
Setting the Stage:
The original house dates back to the 1950’s, a little cape lives in a “Pocket Neighborhood,” a few blocks away from the beach, walkable through conservation land and a public path. Seven years ago the homeowner did a “minor” renovation– securing the foundation and lally columns to make the home structurally sound. They added new windows just in the front of the house and on the side, as well as a space above the first floor with a full staircase.
Now, this space had 6’-4” finished ceiling height at the ceiling for just about 4’-0” wide. That means that you had to duck the minute that you stepped to the right or left of the middle of the house.
The Scope of Project:
- Larger Bathroom
- Reconfigure the existing Guest Room to create two functional First Floor Bedrooms.
- Create a Sitting/ Reading area looking out to the Backyard
- Inside the Addition:
- Dining Room
- (2) Car Garage
- Master Bedroom, Bath & Closet
What’s inside the barn addition?
Truly, the only way to create an addition to the existing house was not to try to match or go below the existing roofline, a standard of designing an addition, but to go much larger. And the only way to make this look reasonable was to make it look like a barn. So… a barn we built.
What’s inside the barn:
- A lovely two-car garage
- Master Suite
Its’ been an amazing adventure with these clients! They are kind, patient, generous with their thought process and extremely creative. I loved working with these two, it was an amazing experience and I will miss them both.