Coming Home

Our client came to us wanting to move back into her childhood home to take care of her aging father. Even though Dad was active and mobile, she wanted to make sure that Dad could gracefully age in place; living comfortably in a new, yet familiar, abode.

The Vision

The home, originally built in 1957, was in dire need of a facelift. In addition, our client wanted to utilize aging-in-place strategies on the first floor of the home. Working with Meadowlark Design Director, Jen Hinesman, the two developed functional design solutions for the new family dynamic, but also reflected the client’s strong design aesthetic.

The Team

Design & Architecture: Jen Hinesman & Rachael McClain

Project Manager: Jay Johnson

Design & Architecture

Schematic Design

  • Meadowlark custom cabinetry in kitchen, Holiday Cabinets elsewhere
  • Virginia Tile, Beaver Tile, and Ann Sacks featured throughout home
  • Red Oak flooring with Natural Urethane finishes
  • Marvin Integrity windows installed
  • Benjamin Moore paint finishes throughout
  • Quartz (Misty Spring) countertops in kitchen
  • Quartz (Onyx White, Dove Grey & Crystal Frost) in bathrooms
  • Big George’s appliances
  • Kuzco lighting fixtures in kitchen

Design Development

  • Smooth cement board plank siding on exterior
  • Asphalt architectural shingles on roof
  • Spray foam insulation
  • Accessible, no-barrier bathroom shower doors
  • Vaulted first floor bathroom ceiling
  • Custom wood “Amoeba” shaped kitchen table by Meadowlark
  • New wood steps and cable rails added to exterior porch
  • Energy efficient upgrades

The Results

A size appropriate first floor addition was added onto the back of the home allowing for a cozy ensuite for Dad and a striking kitchen and laundry room that truly pays homage to our clients wonderful sense of style. Finally, Chris Loveland from Ethan Allen Furniture worked with our clients to add pieces to truly make this home the perfect place for two generations. Coming home again can be challenging, but with the right plan it can be fabulous!