3.02.2009

0902 - Remodel for Family D+T

Existing Home

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Owners D+T are looking to add an additional bay to their existing one car garage, creating an in-line tandem garage with a single 10-foot garage door opening to the street. Its a great way to provide a two-car garage, while de-emphasizing its impact on the front elevation of the home. The Owners commissioned a remodel about 15 years ago that added a master bedroom suite over the garage as shown in the photo above. Additional space for the master bedroom will be captured when the garage is enlarged.

The home has an absolutely spectacular view of the Boise Foothills and Bogus Basin, as there are no homes across the street to obstruct the view. The master bedroom suite is the optimal location to appreciate this view, and the owners want to have a space that will facilitate this. A new private deck or terrace will accompany the remodeled master suite; a place for leisurely outdoor relaxation, engaging with both the street as well as the panoramic view.

The third component to the remodel (as far as the front elevation is concerned) is the entry. The existing home, like many ranch homes, lacks a welcoming entry. We will be looking at adding a front porch to the home, creating an inviting entry that also improves the front elevation.

We have created two models to help visualize the integration of the addition with the existing home. This exercise will also help us determine a scope of work for this remodel. Remodels can be tricky projects to keep on budget, and identifying a clear scope of work is one way to ensure that the project doesn't gradually get bigger and more expensive than originally planned.

Option #1 is smaller in scope; incorporating the addition with the existing home's roof lines and massing, without adding anything additional simply for aesthetic purposes. Every built item is justified by its function.

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Option #2 is a step further, blending the addition into the existing home by way of adding an overbuilt roof that will give a more traditional symmetrical roof line. This will also create the impression that the addition has always been a part of the home.

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Our goal for this project is to simply provide the owners with the functional space that they require, while improving the curb appeal of the home. The addition should be so seamlessly integrated with the existing home, that even the owners forget how the home looked before the remodel! We'll be reviewing these options with the owners this week.

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