A small split level foyer addition using a palette of existing materials is constructed to imply walls that have been translated. In the final form, the inferred shifting exposes the inviting nature...
Make the home open, light, and inviting inside and out without making major structural changes.
Create a strong connection between the interior and exterior and be able to take advantage of the view.
Make the kitchen and guest bath/laundry space more functional and attractive.
- update look to contemporary cabin-
-limit major remodeling work (moving doors, windows, walls)
- tie exterior aesthetics to newly-built weaving studio
- add better drive & entry, and add connection to studio uphill
- keep overall costs in check
- provide both additional entertaining space and a private master retreat
- while maintaining the unique 1970's northwest contemporary, add a second floor and vastly upgrade the house
-update and upgrade the existing spaces
This private residence, tucked away by the trees on a secluded plot of land in Middlebury, presented a picturesque scene of a traditional house in the countryside. The challenge of the remodel was to...
The biggest challenges we faced with this project was getting the home completed for the owners to enjoy for summer of 2015 and to stay within their budget. Winter was harsh with excessive snow, ice...
A whole house remodel that transformed a late 1940's ranch style house with 8 foot ceilings into modern, spacious, gallery like space for an empty nester couple, one of whom is an artist.The project succeeded through a great collaboration between owner, architect and a design-build contractor
Open up divided rooms to create more of a great room feeling.
To be able to see who was at the front door while working in the kitchen.
Incorporate universal design elements so owners can make this their forever home.
Add storage in kitchen and master suite.
Balance the budget with the desire for quality finishes.
Select finishes that have a sleek look and are also easy to clean and maintain.
The goal was a home that is beautiful, functional, low maintenance, highly energy efficient, with low toxicity and built with materials that are sustainable and renewable.
The concept was to restore the two principal rooms and open up the ground floor and create a new living space.
In July, 2013, the co-founders of sustainable design firm Solares Architecture and real-life couple Tom Knezic and Christine Lolley bought a house in the Roncesvalles neighborhood of Toronto with the...
Originally built in 1849 by Architect Henry Austin, the original residence of Moses Perkins is characteristic of 19th century rural Maine architecture. The home consists of three components: the main...
It was a tough decision to renovate my published kitchen (Inspired house 2004
http://www.taunton.com/inspiredhouse/pages/ih00003_01.asp Great kitchens 2007
http://www.tauntonstore.com/great-kitchens-082003.html). My husband and I have really enjoyed the kitchen. We liked the basic layout (good orientation, easy transition between appliances and an open central workspace), the open plan feel and how it related to other spaces and allowed exterior light to fill the space. We chose many of the finishes together and even carried the backsplash tile back from a trip to Australia.
However, when I designed and built the space 16 years ago, we had different needs and a singular lifestyle. It was also only the second kitchen we had lived in (the first being a poorly designed apartment alley kitchen). Our first kitchen design was a compromise of ingenuity, cost, and function but did not include all of the necessities for a growing family (small boys eat their weight in food every week and teenage boys eat twice that…..we have one of each). Especially one that enjoys cooking, eating and entertaining. When the majority of our appliances gave out over a 6 month period and the wear and tear started to become more apparent, we took the opportunity in hand and set out to create a better functioning kitchen, one that accommodated our family’s needs, and became a great place for entertaining in the heart of the home.