This project was unique in many ways. The home was for sale, and the contractor saw great opportunity, but found it difficult to communicate the vision. After supplying us with a couple of exterior pictures and rough measurements of the home’s footprint, our team had a mock-up option of what a 2nd floor addition could look like from the exterior within 2 hours. Based upon that vision, the home was purchased.
Then started the real design work of how to actually lay out the interior and the methods to be used to complete the project.
One of the ways that this project was unique is in how we were able to keep as much material as possible, and get the look that was desired.
The existing home had 8′ ceilings on first floor. The goal was to have a 2-story home with 9′ ceilings on first floor. So, with the contractor’s input and advice, we recommended lifting the first floor to become 2nd floor, and building a new, 9′ tall 1st floor beneath it.
From there, everything internal was gutted and re-configured.
The home has a spacious master suite, 4 bedrooms, luxurious kitchen, home office, formal dining room, family and living rooms, a gorgeous front entry, 6 1/2 baths, and 3-car garage.
Category: Whole House Addition/Remodel
Rooms Affected: Kitchen, baths, garage, home office, family, dining, living, pantry, bedrooms, master suite, laundry room
Collaborators: Design Solutions, Inc.
Builder: Gerry Dunleavy Construction Corp
Photo Credit: Mark Flannery