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Neo-Victorian Estate

A simple living room addition matured into a full-blown renovation and new construction project.

This residential project began as a simple living room addition and matured into a full-blown renovation and new construction project.  The client had purchased an ordinary Colonial Revival style house built in the 1980s.  The front porch and two-story tower were awkwardly detailed with Victorian bric-a-brac made from a palette of vinyl products.

The scope of work gradually increased to include the complete renovation of the existing house, a garage addition, a backyard pool, and a large pool house with a wine cellar and a second floor guest suite.  A comprehensive landscape design encompassed exterior terraces, a gazebo, and a new driveway.

With approximately 19,000 square feet of finished space, the new homestead accommodates the owner’s family with 8 bedrooms and 9 baths.  The home’s exterior has been completely redone with an emphasis on natural materials.   Cedar shingles and stone adorn the walls while hand-split cedar shakes and copper grace the roofs.  Aluminum clad wood windows, painted wood trim, and stained and painted wood doors provide the finishing touches.

 

 

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