The first floor and front living room bay wall were maintained and then the remodel was built around that footprint. In the end, the home also extends upward to include a second floor plus a full attic with a steeply sloped roof.
Well crafted, natural materials with traditional lines.
With an opportunity to recreate the shell of the structure, critical energy moves were proposed. Rainscreen cladding with exterior insulation at the walls provides several benefits. It allows the wall cladding to dry, reduces energy leaks and allows the mechanical system to be right-sized. At the roof, this strategy starts to look foreign as it inflates the roof edge beyond the expected traditional lines. So, rigid insulation was sprayed just underneath the roof deck. This supported insulating the entirety of the building volume and prevented some of the leaky spots associated with traditional construction while providing traditional exposed wood-framed eaves.
Given the new height of the building, the floors were divided with a custom flare detail in the shingle cladding that creates a shadow line, breaking down the height of the new structure.
A heavy 9/4 (two-inch) window trim suggests traditionally built solid wood windows.
However, the windows are actually modern insulated casements with simulated cottage-style divided lights. The shingle flare detail was extended to each window creating a natural drip that tucked up under the siding as it rose on the wall.
The revamped layout supports a large, luxurious kitchen. The traditional aesthetic is reinforced with painted flush-inset, recessed panel cabinets and crown mouldings. The granite counters, stainless steel appliances and polished nickel fixtures add subtle contrast and a touch of shine.
The Clayhaus tile backsplash is a tapestry of soothing blues and greens, the client’s favorite collection of colors.
The delightful tile provides a kaleidoscope detail in the dining room niche.
Details, details and more details.
The stair design provides the classic white riser-wood tread combo. The white oak from the floor is repeated in the handrail and accented with a decorative black iron guardrail.
A dramatic skylight infuses the shower experience with ambiance—casting fun shadow shapes across the luxurious tile surfaces day and night.
Tile is the design hero in the bathroom—gorgeous tile details everywhere.