Originally a Colonial inspired house with rambling additions we transformed this residence into a cottage style estate. One of our clients grew up mowing the lawn for a former founding owner and had emotional ties to the existing house, not wanting to tear it down completely.
Our design approach was to keep the core existing structure but remove the odd additions that were added over time. Maintaining the core existing house as the focal point in the new design we introduced several additions in support of it.
One of these new pieces is a connector housing support functions on the first floor and an open bridge above. This connector leads to a new three car garage with an elaborate media room on its upper level as well as an office.
On the view side of the property we added a vaulted family room which can be looked down upon from the bridge connector above. A new screen porch is accessed from the family room. These spaces have an incredible southern view down an expansive lawn to a picturesque river. A large modern new kitchen visually connects to the family room as well as the more formal dining space on the opposite side.
The kitchen acts as the main link between formal and informal zones of the house. Existing interior spaces that functionally remained the same were completely re done with finishes, trim and detail to match. The second floor was completely redesigned to include two bed rooms, bath rooms, and an elaborate master suite complete with a sitting area ringed with windows on three sides. The exterior transformation included all new shingle siding, trim, doors, windows and roof.
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