Best Renovation & Addition- Polishing an Urban Gem
The new portion of the first floor holds a kitchen, family room, and dining area; a master bedroom suite and sitting room occupy the second floor. Each of the existing rooms also underwent renovation, including the original attic which was converted into a fifth bedroom/office. The work took 18 months to complete.
To differentiate between the old and new construction, Gregory and Felix varied some of the surface finishes and design details. Beside the exterior door to the kitchen, wall areas are surfaced in pebble dash (a masonry technique in which pebbles are broadcast onto wet stucco). Also, the addition is clad with lap siding that’s wider than the material used on the original house. The new portion is oriented so that there’s space for a side terrace beneath the massive oak trees preserved during construction. To return the exterior to its original look, the vinyl cladding was removed and siding that was typical of foursquares was applied.
"Best Renovation & Addition- Polishing an Urban Gem" is from the October 2008 issue of Southern Living.