What a great project! This started as a small modern home, built in 1947 – about 15 years ahead of it’s time. We worked with John Cooley architect to design and build a 1400sf addition and 75% remodel after a couple of big trees fell on the house and did a bit of damage to the walls and roof.
Upstairs, the single bath was remodeled and a new bathroom/master closet was added to the master bedroom. The kitchen and dining room were expanded. Cabinets were all custom designed and built using black walnut. A new open staircase was put in with a custom built railing. All new electrical systems, plumbing, and heating systems were installed. Large windows, skylights, and glass doors were used throughout the home to bring in natural light and allow for garden views from every room.
Green attributes: Whenever possible, FSC certified lumber was used for the framing of the house. The entire home was insulated with no-formaldahyde blown in insulation. Sustainably grown and harvested bamboo was used for the new flooring. Countertops were locally made using recycled glass and concrete. Low VOC paint. All stains were water based. Solar powered hot water system. 95% efficient furnace. All appliances are energy star rated highly efficient.