time it rained, the roof leaked and storm water seeped in downstairs.
With its plywood siding and paint showing their age, the owners took
advantage of the opportunity to entirely upgrade and update this home.
Addressing the building envelope, a standing metal roof was selected.
Flashings, leaf guards, matching gutters and downspouts keep the water
at bay. Excavating the rear patio allowed a new waterproof foundation
wall to prevent further intrusion to the interior field stone wall and a
surface trench drain captured and redirected water away from the house.
To create a more open space for the interior, a first-floor bedroom was
incorporated into an expansive study with views to the kitchen and
dining room. Bringing down the partition between kitchen and dining room
allowed for the open entertaining kitchen the clients desired.
Throughout the interior space, stainless railings float above monolithic
large-format tiles and help echo the home’s exterior details. Finally, a
careful and abundant lighting plan serves multiple needs, from cooking
prep to showcasing art, as the clients enjoy every room of their
timeless outside-in renovation.