Contemporary details and a new floor plan turn a near teardown into a practical home
Contemporary details and a new floor plan turn a near teardown into a practical home in Caleb Johnson’s “Family-Friendly Remodel.” The goal was to use the bones of the old house to create a home in tune with their old New England neighborhood but with a warm, open, and modern interior. Reducing the home’s energy demand was high on the priority list. They chose to gut the interior and to fill the walls and roof with closed-cell spray foam. The roof is now an unvented hot roof. The house sits on a crawlspace, which is also insulated with closed-cell foam. This provided a tight envelope with an R-14 foundation, R-22 walls, and an R-48 roof. The logic in the renovated layout was to have the major indoor and outdoor living spaces pinwheel around the kitchen island. This carefully choreographed indoor and outdoor relationship makes the relatively compact house function as a much larger home with a comfortable union of different eras and styles.
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