REBUILD & ADDITION
This mid-century renovation began when the homeowners—who admired the original mid-century architecture of this split level home for years—wanted to update the home while remaining true to the home’s Mid-Century roots. Another consideration for the new design was they wanted to ensure that this was a home that would suit their needs as they aged.
Working with Hamilton View Contracting and a local architect, a new floor plan design was created to allow for main-floor living by adding a 550 square foot addition to allow for a mud room, laundry room and master retreat all on the main level. The outdoor entry courtyard was also transformed into a covered outdoor entertaining space.
To improve the efficiency of the home and create an airtight envelope, this renovation was approached from a house-as-system philosophy: exterior walls were re-insulated, high-performance windows were installed , ventilation and exhaust upgraded and a new hydronic radiant heating system was added.
Walls were removed and integral structural beams added to allow for open concept kitchen and dining room. To achieve indoor/outdoor living and continuity of flow, a structural beam, tongue and groove fir ceiling and concrete floors run from the entry courtyard through the house to the back patio. The outdoor is brought inside through the expansive custom windows that are mirrored on either side of the dining room.