Azalea Renovation

This beautiful 70s home on Wing Point Golf Course was a joy to work on. Primarily a cosmetic renovation of the kitchen and bathrooms, the 2atara team also worked on creating more effective lines of sight throughout the home. By relocating some doors and windows, 2atara provided improved views out to the Golf Course. An upstairs loft space, with nice separation from the rest of the house was also renovated into a very hip home office.

Working within the constraints of a tight budget, the 2atara team came up with some very creative ways to cut costs for the homeowners. The old wood burning stove was removed and instead of also removing and dumping the chimney, the cavity was carefully repurposed as a window seat nook – keeping unnecessary construction waste out of the landfills.

As with all 2atara projects, sustainable technology and materials were introduced, including water saving toilets, low VOC paints and a sustainably focused tile company named Happy Floors was hired for the flooring. Sustainable Thermory decking was installed which is made from fast growing abundant Ash trees – a softwood that is baked 3 times to blacken and transform into a strong and durable material, it does not need painting and will not need maintenance during its long lifetime. Corten steel was used to create a beautiful planter along the length of the home, also requiring no painting or maintenance.

With very little work done to the home over the last 30 years this makeover was an extraordinary success.

Introducing our one of a kind Hilltop Home

We are excited to announce our exquisite Hilltop Home. Inspired to create spaces that improve the health and well-being of the residents through connection with the environment, Craden Henderson, owner of 2atara designed this mid-century modern gem to give residents ample opportunity to live sustainably within nature. The sunny 2.5 acre property sits on the hill just above the Historic Fort Ward neighborhood.  The complex consists of a 2600sf 3 bedroom, 3 bath + flex main house and office – both with separate entrances for true live/work. There is also a 468sf guesthouse inserted into a stilted shipping container.  Built to LEED Gold standards, this home will employ the latest building technologies, materials and processes, with a focus on sustainable solutions.  Constructed by the 2atara team, once complete the home will be a true in-house labor of love.

This home will be available for pre-sale and construction is anticipated for late 2021.   Learn more here.

Irene Place Remodel

2atara successfully breathed new life into this mid-century modern waterfront home located near the Bainbridge ferry terminal.  The home underwent a major upgrade and the addition of a metal studio for the owner who is a RISDI graduate and metal sculptor.  Working with clients that contribute their skills is what makes a project really worthwhile.  This remodel has been a fantastic collaboration, bringing numerous unique steel elements to the home, including horizontal Corten steel siding, and metal eyebrows around windows and doors.  See more photos here.

Whimsical Winslow Residence

Renovating this family home in Winslow was a fun and creative project for all involved. Bright splashes of color and whimsical wallpaper from Hygge & Wes helped add more life to this already uniquely designed home. The project consisted of the renovation of their 3 bathrooms and kitchen which we procured contemporary wall hung cabinets for added savings. High tech efficient European style hydronic wall heaters, including a bight red one, were installed in the bathrooms and kitchen. We even helped crane a hot tub onto the roof of this 4 story home — that was an exciting day.

Schel Chelb Home

We are excited to share these beautiful photos of our recently completed Schel Chelb home.  We enjoyed working with BC&J Architects and their fantastic design sensibilities on this project. The new 2900 sf home boasts innovative clear story spaces with beautiful vaulted ceilings.  Impressive cantilevered steel canopies and picture framed windows help give the home it’s contemporary Scandinavian schoolhouse look.  Built to LEED standards with high-end materials throughout, and extremely energy-efficient plumbing fixtures and HVAC system, this home is another testament to sustainability.

New boathouse from the water

The first phase of our Waterfront Bungalow project, the construction of the 200 sf boathouse with cantilevered deck over the water is coming along nicely, as seen in this photo taken from the water earlier today. Learn more about what is planned for this unique design/build renovation by 2atara here.

Grateful for all our amazing clients

We are so grateful for all our amazing clients! Here is what one recent client had to say after working with our team.
 
“We are amazed at the design/build talent at 2atara. Craden took one look at our ”problem kitchen” and new immediately what needed to be done. With minimal changes, he transformed our great room and opened up views that we did not even know existed. Everything about the kitchen remodel was spectacular from the layout to the cabinet pulls. It is now very sophisticated and transforms existing elements in the room. Craden was great to work with and very collaborative. In the end, deferring to him on almost everything was absolutely the right choice. He has an EYE. We are looking for another project just so we can hire him again. The guys on the construction team were also terrific, responsive and easy to work with. We would hire them again and feel we made a great decision to go with2atara design + construction for our remodel.”
 
Learn more about this project here: https://2ataradb.com/portfolio-item/jones-kitchen/

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!