Renovation would preserve the structure while incorporating traditional Craftsman design. “Our main goal was to make it look like we had restored a 100-year-old house,” says Dale Peek. Upgrading the kitchen and master suite, and adding motifs with personal meaning, were also on the agenda.
• Using period-inspired materials, detailing, and selections in order to create the illusion of a restoration.
• Replacing the skimpy front porch with one that incorporates bungalow-era details.
• Integrating stained glass as a design element for the house.
• Relocating the laundry from the basement to the addition.
• Adding a home office area on the main floor.
• Redesigning the kitchen to flow better with the dining and family rooms, and adding pantry space nearby.
• Creating a workshop and garden room near but apart from the garage.
• Improving the master suite with a larger bathroom and closet.
• Creating a new main level powder room.
• Replacing the out-of-code stairway with one that made a statement and helped express the A&C period.
• Upgrading the roofing, doors, windows, and siding, correcting any failures as well as moving toward period design.
• Redesigning the driveway to allow for parking near the front door, in addition to the drive-under garage.
• Creating a new landscaping plan including a koi pond.
Art-glass windows are a focal point in the view through the colonnade. The original wall ended without a proper doorway, and made rooms feel small. BEFORE