The client wished to transform the flow and aesthetics of their 1940’s ranch as well as create a new architecture to reflect their tastes - something modern and fun.
Major program goals included a working and inviting kitchen, open living spaces, welcoming entry, better interior circulation and a cozy master bedroom. After multiple design iterations - including building up, down and out, a second story addition approach was selected, incorporating all the goals but also an art studio and a screened-in sleeping porch. A first floor addition relocated the entry more centrally.
Regular reviews with the client and contractor allowed all the goals to be realized within a tight budget through creative use of specific materials, modular dimensions and owner sweat-equity.