Without question, this historic home had seen much better days. In fact, the home had been abandoned for several years before our clients purchased it. The result was that the home had fallen into serious disrepair. Fortunately, our clients were able to look beyond the surface and envision the potential of this “diamond-in-the-rough.”
A bit of Background
The owners of this home were preparing for the arrival of their second child and wanted to create a “forever home” that would be the ideal place to raise children. That meant making some significant changes to the existing house that included a full remodeling as well as adding a sizable two-story addition to the rear of the home (pictured here) that expanded the living space. The back of the home features a new screened porch and a small deck leading down to the covered patio beneath the addition.
Not Just More Space but More Usable Space
One of the characteristics of a great remodeling project is that it not only makes a home look better, but it improves the quality of living for the family living in that home. That means providing improved space for everyday living. To that end, the remodel—and expansion—of this Inman Park home included a bright and sunny breakfast room, a dedicated laundry room, a convenient mudroom, and a tranquil screened-in porch on the main level. The second floor of the addition added a master suite with “his-and-hers” closets.
The new addition wasn’t the only area in which we made changes. We were able to open up the kitchen to the living room and add a new breakfast room (shown here) with built-in seating to allow for increased family interaction and entertaining. We also installed French doors from the living room to the screened-in porch which expanded the entertaining space to the outside (and also reflected a growing trend that blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living).
We Didn't Forget the Parents!We didn’t neglect the parents in the remodeling process. Our team enlarged the master suite to include a large private master bath with a tub surrounded by intricate antique mirrors as the centerpiece. The mirrors and arched opening frame the luxurious freestanding tub. For additional privacy, we also installed frosted shower glass in the master shower.
Respect for the Original Design
Great remodeling and requires having respect for the original design. To that end, we approached the exterior with restoration in mind. That involved keeping the original siding and matching the siding of the new addition to the original for a seamless transition. The result is that the addition looks as if it were part of the original construction.
An Added Bonus
By focusing on the family’s needs and giving special attention to the details required to restore this home to its original glory (and beyond), our clients were rewarded with the “forever home” they’d been dreaming of.
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