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5235 Residence

You've already seen a couple of these images but here is a bit more info about that project. Below are some photots of the existing kitchen. It is a little dated and doesn't quite fit the way the homeowners cook and was too closed off from the rest of the house. Our design opened up the kitchen into the living room and also expanded it into the weird small pantry and laundry room that the previous owners had created. Plenty of...

Ward and Ward

We haven't really posted anything from this project during the process but you may have noticed the work going on if you spend much time around the Brookside area. I (Matt) actually worked for Ward & Ward off and on for quite some time so when they decided to move it was a perfect fit for RDM to be involved in the project. The building is a little brick mid-century just around the corner from their previous location. The idea...

1232 Residence – Photos

Back in September this kitchen was featured in an article in Kansas City Homes & Gardens and while we were out there talking with the writer and catching up with the clients we had the photographer, Matt Kocourek,  shoot a couple more pictures for us to round out the documentation of the project. We think it is some good architecture and the clients really love the new spaces, so take a look.  Thanks to everyone involved....

New Project – C2 Residence

A new project that we're excited about is under construction and we haven't gotten around to posting anything about it so this post is image-filled and for the sake of clarity this post is divided into the different little parts of the larger project. Starting with the Kitchen. The existing kitchen? Not great and the giant mass above the range is an overpowering and not very efficient use of space. Getting rid of that was priority number 1 (in the photo...

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...

324 Residence Complete!

Most people think that moving walls is a big deal even when it isn’t. These clients were not those people. There is hardly a wall that wasn’t moved, modified or removed altogether as we turned a cramped and divided starter house with an illegal car port into an open, bright and comfortable home with a large 2 car garage. Having reluctantly moved to the suburbs 22 years ago, they were ready to downsize and eager to get back to sights...

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...

324 Residence 4

We are at that point in the project where things seem to slow down. Electrical and plumbing is moving along but not a whole lot changing from the exterior. The only exciting news is the new window installation. Along with the windows there is also the skylights. For the first time you can see why we really wanted to add the pair of skylights over the stair to the second floor. Not only does it let a lot of...

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...