Beach House Progress

As you can see from these recent photos, great progress is happening at our Beach House project near Lynwood Center. Framing is now very close to completion, the siding will be delivered in early August, and the blue exterior clad windows are ready to be installed. The slate “tile” piled up around the pool is going to be hauled away and reused at another 2atara project on the Island. The garage floor is ready for it’s concrete pour as is the pad beneath the cisterns which for environmental reasons is using rigid insulation, and seaweed (weird! – more on that soon) and will be poured on pin piles. By not digging large holes for foundations we are able to limit destruction of the land and provide protection to nearby tree roots. See the sketchup renderings and learn more about this innovative home designed and being built by 2atara: 2ataradb.com/portfolio-item/the-beach-house/

Jones Kitchen

This beautiful home on the tranquil waters of Port Blakley recently underwent a significant kitchen remodel, reorienting it to maximize views of the harbor and help the space breathe. The appliances, lighting and color scheme were chosen for their subtlety, keeping the focus on the views beyond.

The integration of modifications to massive columns and a river rock fireplace into the new contemporary kitchen was a way to tie the rest of the public spaces into the kitchen remodel.  Milled wood and brass plates wrapped on the bases of the columns were just a few of the unique design features added.  Stonework modifications on the chimney gives the impression the stones are peeling off and flowing across the floor. These stones were repurposed from a dismantled chimney at another 2atara project on the Island.

This innovative new kitchen was designed with collaboration at its heart.  The space was envisioned in a way so that the client, a gifted wood-worker, could contribute his skill. At 2atara we value this kind of collaboration, allowing clients to feel more invested in their projects.

Completed: Nov 2019
Design & Construction: 2atara

Parker Remodel

When our clients first approached us with their plans to demo their 2400 sf 1960s rambler and build a new home from scratch, we immediately jumped at the challenge to salvage the home instead.  The significant waste and environmental impacts from new construction are something we like to avoid when possible, and we love the challenge of making something old shine once again.  Using sketch-up modelling and our design/build expertise we were able to help the client visualize how to successfully approach and execute such a project.

The renovation kicked off with a large stand-alone garage being picked up by a giant crane and relocated onto its new pad.  Between the garage and original house an infill wing addition was built with new entry, dining, large chefs kitchen, and mud room. With a significant amount of site infill two courtyards were created and 300 sf of deck and patio added.

The entire house was then remodeled inside and out transforming the dated rambler into a contemporary Scandinavian farmhouse.  The 737 sf addition was designed around a giant sliding glass door repurposed from another project. The home was re-designed for solar-gain with massive windows on the south side to bring in ample light.

Completed: June 2020
Design & Construction: 2atara

Extraordinary Accents

We love implementing extraordinary accents in our homes, like this wallpaper by Abnormals Anonymous.  It certainly adds a pop of intrigue to any room!

Darden House is Complete

Helmsman House

In keeping with our commitment to sustainable design, this project is a showcase for successful execution. With room to ‘think big’ in the design stage of this acreage site, 2atara worked to keep an existing barn on the land – and to integrate its history into a new and contemporary home. The concept of work and play is finely balanced here, incorporating two small living spaces with one large wood shop. In a place such as this, one is bound to breathe easy – with a surrounding deck, central open fireplace and that old barn to call home.

Completed Studio

Completed 200 sq. foot studio designed with versatility in mind.  Work and creative space with convertible sleeping arrangements, ample storage and ensuite 3/4 bath.  We designed and built this unit to fit a range of needs while creating minimal impact on property coverage and usable yard space.

Brady Art Studio

The ultimate above garage studio, this gem will be an absolute dream to occupy.  With clever soffit symmetry, moving walls, and raised bed area the room seems many times larger than the documented square footage.  Well insulated and with a mini split heating system the energy bills will be extremely low.  More pictures coming soon!

Eiler Bridge Project

Here is a great example of the type of architectural concrete work we love doing in our Eiler Bridge project. A fun new entrance to this lovely waterfront house will help anchor it to the site.  Work underway also includes bathroom remodels and some exciting sleeping lofts for the kids.