This home in a neighborhood of beautiful Tudors had wonderful bones, but the segregated spaces made it dark and disconnected. After an extensive remodel, traffic nodes have been aligned to allow for easier movement and natural light filtering deeply into the interior of the home. Additions to the home include a laundry room and an attached garage. A complete energy and mechanicals overhaul also helped bring new life into this old home, allowing its occupants to live comfortably into the coming decades.
Maintaining the architectural integrity and quality craftsmanship of this traditional 1927 Tudor-style home was foregone conclusion. The home called for loving restoration and re-invigoration with a tasteful 1-car garage attached on a tight side yard right up to the setback.
The home needed to have period-appropriate built-in cabinetry, with plenty of antique glass. More natural light in the home and a better flow of movement were important. We also needed to make the home efficient and comfortable for the occupants while we were here.
Design & Architecture: Michael Klement
Project Manager: Al Mathews
Early on, we saw that the current arrangement of doorways to rooms needed to be changed. Narrow hallways, dark finishes and doors that didn’t line up were causing traffic problems and cutting off any access to the windows from room to room. Our owners, while only having one car, wanted the garage to be attached to the home, but there was a lot setback issue making this difficult
The home had several “old house issues”. The house leaked energy in several places that likely made the home uncomfortable to live in. In some cases that meant changing the structure to fix underlying issues. There were areas that called for re-imagining how the spaces would function. The house’s mechanical systems were in need of a complete overhaul.