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