Our clients are a family that was returning to the US after a work assignment overseas. They had been using this house as a rental, but wanted to improve it for their own use after their return. The second floor contained three small bedrooms and two small bathrooms, but they wanted a more gracious Master Suite and upgraded bathrooms. Our clients have contemporary taste, love vibrant colors and wanted a showcase for their collection of rugs, art and other treasures from their travels.
We designed a second story addition, and reconfigured the whole second floor. The Master Suite now has a spacious bedroom, compartmented bath and three closets. There are also two remaining bedrooms and a colorful hall bath. New cabinetry in the central hall conceals the relocated laundry. The exterior of the whole house was upgraded and made more modern with all new windows (without grilles), new siding and an overhang across the front that ties together the existing front door with the new addition.