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New Project ! 2019 Residence

We finished up the design work on this project about a year ago but construction is just now starting. Below is a photo of the existing house. It is a typical Prairie Village house that we are going to transform inside and out. By adding a small first floor addition we create a platform for a large addition on the upper floor for a new master bedroom. The additional first floor space allows for the extension of the overhang...

Belvedere Update 29

Another site visit and few new pictures. The trees are greening up and the house is getting harder to see but here is the view from the road. It is difficult to see but most of the railings are in, and the stone is pretty much done on this side. The cast stone tile is in for the upper terrace. There is a lot of it. They are waiting on a few trim pieces and then install of that stone can...

6109 Residence

Framing is done! This is a great space, we've been referring to it as the "cathedral" and we can't wait to see it with drywall. Even from the exterior it is an imposing structure. Siding and trim. This is really the only spot from the front of the house where you can tell anything has been added. Cedar siding looks so great when it is first installed. Great little project and we're excited to see it...

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...

324 Residence 3

Forgot about the slab! Here is it, the contractor did a great job, nice smooth clean slab.The two steps bring you up to the first floor elevation. The new door from the exterior will also enter at this elevation. Framing is underway! The garage is starting to take shape. And here it is framed. There were some interesting challenges in connecting to the existing house. In order to clear the garage roof we changed the slope of the...

324 Residence 2

The last post covered some of the variance process, now we can get into the project a little more. Below is the same rendering. The biggest change to the exterior of the house is this addition that is made up of two garage bays with storage and the expansion of an existing bedroom above. We felt it was important to break the mass of the garage down from the street side. Not only does this make it more pedestrian scaled but...

6718 Residence Update 6

We wanted to get some more photos up here this weekend of this project because it is coming along so well and looks fantastic. Both of these images are of the front of the house. The master closet addition and the 3rd garage. If it wasn't for the fresh cedar shingles you would never know these parts haven't always been there. From the back of the house the garage becomes a part of the entertaining space. Our intent was that those...

Thinking of Remodeling?

Think JOY in Addition to Cost / Value   A few before/after RDM remodel pictures: Olsen Basement, Sexton Stair/Living Room. October 2011Rick McDermott Remodeling magazine has released their 2010-2011 analysis of estimated costs recouped for a variety of home projects - everything from a family room addition to a new master suite. It's an interesting look at both mid-range and upscale projects, and compares our region (West North Central) to the national average. (You can take a look here.) What the...

6718 Residence Update 4

The mild winter weather has allowed the construction to move quickly.  The Master Closet is primed and ready to paint.  With all of the structure exposed, the detailing in the screened porch has been challanging but Hurst Construction has been doing a great job. The photo on the left shows the jig needed to make the cuts in the top of the posts where the rafters will sit.  ...