The modernization of this 1890’s frame home took place over several years… and still continues. Sometimes it is necessary to plan a renovation to be done in phases. We first work out a ‘master plan’ which establishes the long-term end goal for house and yards. Then a break-out of the various stages can be done to accommodate cash flow and construction priorities. Many of our master plan designs are spread out over several years… ‘nice things are worth waiting for’.
Martin Residence in 1977; original house is a ‘Regency’ style cottage built in 1892.
1979 showing the old rear kitchen wing and side porch.
New designs included working out many different rooflines.
After adding a new front porch and second floor bedroom with ensuite…
… a new side entrance and small sunroom addition was added…
…with an outdoor trellace and fishpond.
Garage, workshop and surrounding gardens.
Later, a rear office bump-out was added with another main floor bedroom opposite the sunroom.
Here the driveway base is being prepared for concrete paving stones.
In 2006 the kitchen renovation featured glazed cabinets, cherry island, granite counters and stained glass accents.
In 2011, this 3D render shows a proposed new family room with raised planters, screened-in porch and decks.
Every renovation starts with a dismantle and a mess.
Before winter, new foundations emerge with the beginnings of a fireplace and garden wall.
The next spring begins with a cedar timber-frame structure being assembled.
The new sunroom framing begins…
Hot-water in-floor heat tubes are ready for an over-pour of concrete.