The 1980’s contemporary was transformed from its brutish exterior image and awkward interiors to a country manor. “Belonging to the Land” was the design methodology applied to the project, creating a home with natural shapes and natural colors.
A welcoming covered exterior deck supported by stone walls and the retooled turret are the first elements seen by the approaching visitor from the meandering pebble country driveway. The deck roof canopy not only opened up the southern wall but changed the existing truncated great room to a soaring dynamic space. Handcrafted wood trusses give a sense of human scale to the soaring room while providing the warmth of natural wood. The newly renovated master bath is located in the reconfigured turret. Eastern and southern views can reach for many miles from this high vantage point. The new fixture layout is much more user friendly after eliminating the dominant soaking tub.
A new main house entrance was constructed in the original location. Stone pillars with steel posts and brackets on a new stone entry stoop support a new roof canopy. New triangular shaped windows and a complementary door system completes the new entrance. The existing wood staircase, found just inside of the front entrance, was pain-staking re-crafted with new wood parts that reinforce the natural wood tones of the home.
A new ceiling line was developed in the family room that mimicked the soaring great room with its natural wood trusses.
The new exterior aesthetic is reminiscent of an Arts and Crafts style home. New overhead garage wood doors covered with a new bracket supported gable roof breaks up the extended linear lines of the existing three bay garage while reinforcing the new style of the transformed home.