Perspective

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Cost vs. Value Report 2013

There are a lot of factors that influence a future remodeling project but resale value seems to be at the top of a lot of clients' minds at the outset whether they are looking to live in the home for another 10 years or if they are interested in selling in 5 years. Whatever the reason for the project this is a question that we are often asked and this link is a fantastic resource.  Remodeling Magazine: Cost vs....

5400 Residence 3

Catching up with this project in a couple posts. Below is a shot of the building framed. We added 2 skylights  to bring even more natural lights into the space. Here is an exterior shot. We used a different wall system on this project to make it the tightest and most efficient space as was feasible for an addition. Once framed and sheathed we added a layer of rigid foam on the exterior. Not only does this add an...

Belvedere Update 24

Construction on the Belvedere is progressing with the installation of the stucco base coat. The photo below is a view of the north elevation looking up from Lakeshore Drive East. Construction of a retaining wall will start soon that will terrace the yard from the street up to this side of the house. All of the masonry has been by Architectural Masonry & Restoration and their work has ben exemplary. From the full stone veneer on the walls to the flagstone...

324 Residence 5

Another long post with a bunch of updates, we'd rather make a long post and not string things along when progress is happening and there is cool stuff to see! There is a lot of exterior work to be done on the new and the existing. Much of the existing brick and stone around the entry wasn't in great shape and needed to be repaired and replaced. The big area is around that arch at the screen porch. The have...

Another RDM stair!

This is a little project that we've just completed the drawings for.  The clients contacted several architects and were told that their project was too small and they were not interested. We are willing to look at any size project because we've found that small projects like this can be interesting and fun. This was no exception. Oddly the existing house didn't have an interior connection between the first and second floor other than a very utilitarian concrete stair in the...

Belvedere Update 23

As fall sets in, the push to wrap up the exterior of the Belvedere is under way. More and more decisions are being made and it is really coming together. Below is a view of the entry porch. All of the cast stone has been installed at the fron doors and nearly all of the house stone is installed other than this area. Since the design of the water feature at the entry has been in flux and it is...

2019 Residence 3

Time for another up update! Paint is done and looks fantastic. This project is very close to complete. The sidewalk has been laid out on site and should be going in very soon and then we can get the front yard put back together. In addition the other drive will be demolished and the sidewalk replaced. This isn't a great photo but is a very clear description of what was added on the first floor. You can clearly see...

324 Residence

This project has been going for a while but for some reason we haven't gotten around to a post about it. In the next week or so I'll get you caught up to whats going on now. Here we go! This is the house. Typical of the style of a lot of houses in the Waldo and Brookside area with steep roof pitches and multiple intersecting planes and brick and stucco. The house, like many built around that time...

2019 Residence 2

Siding and trim are up. Looking pretty great. The addition certainly defines the entry and adds a focal point to the house. The trim panel stands out nicely already but once painted the accent color it is going to really pop.  None of the siding has been painted yet so you can really see the difference between the siding and the metal corners. These metal pieces finish off the corners and replace the historic battons  This leads to...