Winner: National Contractor of the Year Award & Best of the Best Design Award
Homeowner’s Objective: Keeping the Original Tuscan Feel of an Existing Home While Adding Space Everywhere
After living in their stucco-style home for seven years, the homeowners knew what worked and what didn’t; and what they had to have added or changed. So we collaborated to determine how to take the bones of the original 1940s split level and give them the new space they wanted.
The home, located on a wooded acre of land in a neighborhood with a variety of upscale homes, had a Tuscan feel that the homeowners wanted to retain. At the same time, they wanted more and larger bedrooms, another bathroom for the children’s bedroom area, a new guest suite, and two new home office spaces. They also wanted to relocate the kitchen and family room to create a larger and centralized living area for this family of five. In addition, they wanted to better utilize their basement, create a mudroom and add a new three car garage. We accomplished all of this while taking their outdated floor plan and turning it into a “Tuscan treasure”.
From our unique “design and build for the way you live” perspective, we divided the house design into four zones. The main level has the “public” spaces. The next zone includes the new bedroom suites. The third zone is the top floor office and guest bedroom area. The fourth zone is the lower basement level (which was expanded by digging out the space under the existing garage, while stabilizing the owners’ suite above it by underpinning the structure). We then created “entertainment corners” in the basement, including a putting green, a billiards room, a table tennis area, and a wine cellar. A new mudroom with a second laundry room and custom-built cubbies connects the lower level with the expanded garage space. Each of these zones needed to fulfill a homeowner need, work independently, but also thematically work with the total karma of the house. We met or surpassed the client’s needs and as a result, this client has referred more than three high end remodeling projects clients our way… the highest form of flattery.