We design in a range of styles, and here’s one reason why. This home, owner and neighborhood is nostalgic for the past, for that Arts and Crafts Movement that valued the decorative arts and craftsmanship over the banal machine designs of the industrial age. (Something like that could very well be said for our times too)! This house isn’t old fashioned, it is modern and contemporary reflecting today’s lifestyles, but – it is respectful of it’s past and what it means. Stay tuned for pictures as we begin and progress the construction – a backyard 2 story addition plus basement — studio, family room, master suite with balcony.
Our Island House has been moving right along! We’ve had a number of client meetings to fine-tune the floor plan, which in turn impacts the exterior of the house. Here, in the Island House Rendering you can see the latest rendering of the exterior. The opening view is what you’d see approaching the home coming down the driveway. The water is to the right; as the camera moves towards the water, you can see the copse of trees around the back or south side of the house. This is why that upper clerestory has been so critical: to get south sunlight into the house! Notice the couple of bump-outs on the water side: one is a dining nook, the other is a window seat. Snuggling up in either of these places will be a lovely spot to hang out!
The Remodelers’ Open Homes Tour is right around the corner! We’re show-casing a remodel/addition that was kept “intentionally small” – following the Not-So-Big principals. Laura and Brian started out with a charming but modest tract house in Medina. They needed more space, but wanted to maintain the small cottage-y feel, and not spend huge amounts of money! So this shows how smart space planning and attention to detail in the right places can pack a lot of “bang for the buck”!
Come see this neat little home during the 2-day home tour next weekend. Visit www.remodelersopenhomes.com for tour details. Hope to see you there!