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BEFORE: A rectangular one-story, one-bedroom home with a walkout unfinished basement. The "Front" door was actually on the right side and was accessed by either a long ramp or a very steep set of wood steps.
AFTER: from approximately the same angle, with a new addition on the end for a relocated master bedroom on the main level, and a guest bedroom on the basement level. The former right side of the home is now the front side!
BEFORE: this was originally the right elevation. The short window was above the washer and dryer, and the longer window was over the kitchen table.
AFTER: now you enter the house where the kitchen table used to be.
BEFORE: this old gable end was the original rear elevation. Now, it's the right elevation, and a sunroom has been added to take advantage of the amazing view. The owner also wanted an above-ground pool and a hot tub, so I designed decks for both.
AFTER: there's that Sunroom. Notice how the exterior wall and roof plane is continuous from the original structure. The small deck structure stayed, but was covered with new rim boards and spruced up with new rails.
BEFORE: The original Left Elevation, which is now (stay with me) the Rear Elevation.
AFTER: the new Rear Elevation. Notice how not only is the Sunroom extension continuous with the existing wall plane, but the Master Bedroom addition is continuous as well.
BEFORE: The kitchen sink stayed in the same location both because of the window views, and also for budgetary reasons. That kitchen table on the right is where the foyer is now.
AFTER: The remodeled kitchen in the same location. Sink window was removed and replaced with a larger unit.
BEFORE: The window to the right of the TV in this picture is where the new sunroom will go.
AFTER: wood stove where the television used to be.
AFTER: this view from the new Sunroom will of course be better next summer, when I return for more photographs.
AFTER: looking from the new Sunroom you can see the new entry Foyer, the door into the new Laundry Room, and the new open stair and hall to the relocated Master Bedroom. The staircase was existing, but was unfinished and completely enclosed. Removing the walls on two sides and replacing with rails really opened it up.
After: looking toward the new Master Bedroom entry, more private now. Originally the door was in the wall of the Living Room.
AFTER: the majority of the basement is still unfinished, so I designed a small conditioned Vestibule at the bottom of the steps.