This project has quite a few sustainable elements. During the demo phase, we preserved as much of the first floor as possible, included old nominal 2x4 studs and white oak flooring. Low VOC paints were used throughout the home as well as LED bulbs. Energy Star appliances were also implemented. Lastly, Low-E windows w/ argon were used for the whole house.
Challenge: A small 1940 home with cape cod attic needing a 2nd floor addition & 1st floor overhaul. The owners loved the large lot, but needed additional bedrooms/bathrooms for kids & guests.
Outcome: Almost a brand new house from the foundation up. A 2nd floor was stretched upward from the perimeter floor plan, while leaving a double-height space for circulation above & dining/meeting below. Light floods this space & others w/ complimentary new windows through-out. A fresh take on the farmhouse aesthetic is seen inside with use of white, black, & warm woods, and for the exterior, a reference to metal cladding wrapping the home.