Expose The View
Scope: 3 phases, dining and deck addition, some existing spaces – kitchen, dining, living room, bath/laundry, front and rear patio.
Problem: Dark, cramped kitchen that blocked the great river view. A big investment, this long time DIY family needed a different set of eyes to see the solutions and a design/build master plan.
Solution: First, the kitchen was opened up allowing for future plans/goals. Next, leaving the kitchen, the dining and deck addition picked up more space and view. A bath/laundry/mudroom/pet area accomplished a lot in one existing space. The exterior got a complete make-over, front and back.
Style/Personality: Like the clients, the projects were fun loving and eclectic. The kitchen’s simple, easy care materials have a few stepped surprises. The fireplace is more like an asymmetrical sculpture piece, reminiscent of the portals and steel ships out their window . The tile floor and big patio doors continue indoor living to the outdoors.
Accolades: The kitchen won local and regional design awards, the fireplace a national award, both have been published. Fun loving open minded collaboration pays off for a house. It also makes for long time friendships.