Loyal Heights The second story addition and remodeling of this 1940’s Craftsman touched every square inch of the home’s interior and exterior. While preserving the great room in the basement, the rest of the space was divided into a third bathroom that also houses a laundry area and handmade Fireclay tiles, a storage and mechanical room, and the new stairwell. Difficult to build, but expertly crafted, the winder stair consolidates access to all floors without taking valuable space from the center of the house and providing extra storage underneath.
On the main floor, the previous master bedroom was repurposed as a home office with glass French doors leading into the living room. A new bump-out fireplace framed by two custom windows is the focal point of the room and is stylistically blended on the exterior. The kitchen was expanded by removing the walls to allow the flow of natural light through the space while capturing the footprint of the old stairwell for extra square footage. The Durasupreme semi-custom Shaker-style cabinets in the kitchen and living room with the encaustic tile floor, and the clean lines of the black and white lighting all subtly update the space without losing the character of the house. The new stairwell doubles as a mudroom with custom cabinetry to match the adjacent cabinetry.
The new second floor adds a loft, third bedroom, and a generous primary suite, all with vaulted ceilings. The primary bedroom passes through the walk-in closet to the marble-clad primary bathroom, which features a walk-in shower with built-in storage, a large deck-mounted tub, and a custom oak double vanity.
The exterior of the house received all new siding, roofing, soffits, and trim, as well as a new covered porch in the back. The natural cedar accents add pops of color to the neutral palette, and the trim styles of the original house were successfully replicated by our carpenters both interior and exterior millwork.
The Client chose to paint the interior themselves to cut cost and there was no excess of materials. Although the foundation was found to be in disrepair in certain sections after demo, concrete repairs were added to the project and additional structural work mid-project was done per request of the inspector and MEP upgrades to original house were done. Additional sustainability in materials include TREX composite decking, FSC certified engineered hardwood flooring, ceramic and porcelain tiles, Caesarstone countertops, etc.
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