Phased, Whole House , Inside and Out
Scope: 7 phases, existing footprint – Kitchen, family room, laundry/mud room, garage, den, 3 baths, bonus room/bedroom conversion, front entry, patio, new fence, all new landscaping.
Problem: The clients had a wish list for a master plan to be phased over a series of years as the family grew. The main floor gathering areas needed better function and up-dating for the active family and the private spaces, from separate bed and bath spaces for the kids to his man cave were on the list. Also included were laundry locations, garage organization, mud room for kids and dog and the love of outdoor living (but hate of its upkeep).
Solution: Starting with the kitchen, family room, mudroom, garage, a complete assessment of current and future needs were done (move the laundry upstairs?). A plan change got rid of the 80’s corner sink, picked up a large island and 13’ of additional storage with a patio door move (ready for later phase). The home office turned man cave, the powder bath turned old world . Upstairs, laundry was closer to bedrooms, daughter got her own bed/bath and brother had the hall bath to himself. The front door got a covered portico and the back got the water feature, fireplace, built-in BBQ, covered and uncovered patio space with little maintenance pavers they always wanted. The water feature and landscaping were designed to enjoy all 4 season, from inside or out.
Style/Personality: Originally from the east coast, they enjoyed an older world patina, no new slick or polished finishes. The multi-step, distressed cabinet finishes and honed stone worked well for visual and physical reasons in this hard working, warm household. While the cabinets are red, think barn. While seeking a feel for his den/bar area, he said “think Rat Pack”. When people are comfortable with their personal styles, it’s easy.
Exterior Landscape Architect: J.P.Stone Contractors