We posted a new project to ExpressiveArchitecture.com to start the week! Additionally, updates were made to a few of our design / build Residential Renovation Projects to better demonstrate the process of renovation.
The residence at Vesper Lane, Johnson Creek, Wisconsin is a 1960 SF Ranch with 1700 SF of finished walk out lower level and beautiful views over the nearby Rock River. Design began in 2012 and the home was constructed in 2013. This home was designed for clients to age in place as they transition into retirement. Features include a roll in front entry, wide doors, in wall blocking for future grab bar installation, and a zero entry shower. These age in place features were integrated into the design in such a way that maintains the look of a traditional single family home, while providing necessary amenities for the later years of life. Vaulted ceilings, covered front porch, expansive rear deck, and surrounding fields also add to the charm of this home.
Our project posting for Rhodes Street, Reese, Michigan has been updated to better demonstrate the process of renovation that the house went through. The updates include a photo of the previously cramped stairs to the second floor that were hidden behind a narrow door. We removed the built-in pantry cabinet to the right of the stairs and the door concealing the stairs to allow for the lower portion of the stairs to get wider and meet modern day building codes. The open railings of the new design allow for the once cramped area to feel more spacious. This process can also be seen from the perspective of the second story. Where there was previously little head room, there is now a tall vaulted ceiling with accent lights and open railings.
We have also updated the project posting for Carlisle Street, Hazel Park, Michigan. A once foreclosed house in up and coming downtown Hazel Park was transformed into a desirable living space. On the exterior of the house we repaired the front deck, painted the siding, trimmed the landscape, replaced the roof, replaced the windows, and modernized the curb appeal. The interior of the house required a lot of modernization as well as updates needed for code compliance. Carpet was removed to make way for re-finished hardwood floors, and the kitchen floor plan was enlarged to allow for more counter top and cabinet space. Additionally, the bathroom was completely updated to include floor tile with matching full height tile tub surround and a modern wainscot replaced the dated and chipping wall tile. Throughout the house door hardware, paint colors, and electrical fixtures/lights were also replaced. In the basement, walls were built to make room for laundry amenities which were not previously present.