1960’s Colonial Cape Cod gets Multiple Additions and Facade Remodel

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This home, a 2-story house with a raised low slope roof in the rear, received a complete interior and exterior remodel with several additions. Some past alterations left the front of the house with unresolved awkward features and low curb appeal. The clients wished to remodel their kitchen, expand the living areas at the back of the house, and add an additional two-car garage to the existing garage. The 2+ acre property was wooded with mature trees and sloped up at the back of the house.

The existing kitchen was located at the front with the dining room directly adjacent at the rear. The client assumed these rooms would remain and the kitchen remodeled in the existing space. We, however, proposed switching the dining room to the front of the house and placing the kitchen at the location of the dining room.

This allowed us to 1) move the kitchen closer to the back yard, 2) design an addition to expand the kitchen, 3) locate the kitchen to other family living spaces, and 4) locate the infrequently used dining room to the front of the house. The kitchen became the hub of living with a new family gathering space having direct access to the rear back yard. This new space was designed with a volume ceiling and high trapezoidal windows which provided the clients a view to the large tall trees in their yard even from the kitchen. Adjacent to this, a new Family space was created with a raised coffered ceiling and a large operable gable skylight, a stone fireplace, wall space large enough to install a large screen TV visible also to the kitchen area, and glass doors to the back yard. Since the new additions extended into the existing terrain, we redesigned the topography at the back including a custom paver patio area with low retaining walls which also act as seating, a built-in BBQ grille, steps up to the higher yard areas, and landscape planting beds.

The new 2-car garage was designed at a right angle to the existing garage creating an auto court. As the clients wished to build a future in-ground pool, we suggested and designed the roof of the new garage to continue further back into the rear yard providing a roofed terrace adjacent to where the pool was planned and an outdoor kitchen was designed for this area. The garage roof coincided with the location of the existing first floor master bedroom suite which was dated and in need of updating so we proposed expanding the MBR suite into the garage roof area. The garage ceiling was set at the elevation of the MBR floor and a new spaces were designed to complement the bedroom including a new master bathroom with large walk-in shower and soaking tub, 2 large walk-in-closets, a sauna, storage closets and a window seat. As a part of our scope, we also designed alterations to all the other bedrooms, bathrooms, laundry room, and we added an additional bathroom in a front-facing roof dormer which was initially designed to enhance the front of the house.

Exterior materials were replaced with low maintenance pre-finished composite siding and new materials and detailing was added including stone, wider maintenance-free fascia and trim boards, and custom designed millwork brackets.

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Scottsdale, AZ / Warren, NJ

34522 N. Scottsdale Road

Suite 120-215

Scottsdale, AZ 85266

(480) 474-4184


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