Our clients spoke of how they wanted us
to transform their 1˝ story plain home into something magical. With
ideas of combining rustic and found objects together with a clean modern
feel, they discussed common struggles we hear a lot: a growing family
without enough room to move, friends and family hanging out in too small
a kitchen, and no great space to connect it all together. Then came the
interesting artifacts: foreign coins, rustic wooden crates, and
artifacts from a family barn that burned in a fire. Like going on an
Easter egg hunt, they wanted the artifacts to be sprinkled into their
home, bringing with it character, charm, and a unique sense of who they
are, where they’d been, and what was important to them.
• We tore the roof off and relocated the
master suite and a fourth bedroom into a new second floor, leaving new
unutilized space on the main level to be repurposed for family and
• Ample new windows and skylights
combined with the elimination of nearly all the main level support
walls, brought the outdoors in, and connected the spaces together
visually and functionally.
• A new palette of
materials was utilized, combining a clean, crisp collection of simple
whites and grays to juxtapose the rustic found objects they brought to
the table. Deftly using both throughout the addition and the remodeled
house creates the sense of adventure, style, and unique feel they were
looking for without going too far.