The homeowners of this project were empty nesters wanting to downsize who found real potential in this 2 bedroom/1 bath bungalow. What was an overgrown, unremarkable house became a home with real curb appeal.
The original home was painted a blue gray color and was concealed by the neglected hedges and a small brick wall with an arbor.
The front facade of the house did not change structurally but we painted the brick white. Bellwether Landscape Architects created a tidier landscape design that allowed the home to be seen from the street. The homeowners did not mind losing some lawn so we created two pea gravel parking spaces and added a brick border for a more manicured look. Tate Builders and Associates were the builders on this renovation and addition.
This picture shows the new plantings and front entryway.
Before the renovation and addition there was an alley on the right side of the house, between the original garden gate and the backyard gate, which hid the air conditioning units and trash cans.
There was an existing studio behind the house.
The addition on the right side of the house became the new mud/laundry room. The old gates were replaced with one new one and a garden path was created.
The new landscape plan was designed so that the owners could easily maintain it on their own. Beyond the new gate is an outdoor dining area and the studio was painted to match the house.
This was the deck before the renovation. The protruding room seen above on the left corner of the house was the existing laundry room and was removed during the renovation.
laundry room removed
The mud/laundry room addition during construction.
This image is of the new deck during construction. A trellis was added over the kitchen entrance and a new door was added for access from the new master suite.
The newly remodeled deck and plantings.
Below is the interior before the renovation. The living room, dining room and kitchen were all separate rooms.
Now when you enter the front door this is your view.
All custom millwork in the kitchen by Phoenix Millworks.
The new laundry/mud room addition.
Pictured above is the master bedroom before the addition. The french doors opened on to the existing deck.
There was one tiny bath for the house.
A master bath and closet were added to the master bedroom creating a roomy master suite.
Custom cabinetry by Phoenix Millworks.
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