I was approached by my clients to expand and transform their traditional farm house into a Shingle-Style gem with many desirable amenities and a myriad of charming details. The homeowners were looking for a large kitchen with eat-in dining, mudroom, and family room on the first floor. They also decided to add on a heated screened-in porch outside of the family room creating more space for all-season entertaining. This home renovation became quite a success for everyone involved in the project after we overcame zoning obstacles and frigid temperatures. The Shingle-Style house with casual porch exterior is reminiscent of the homeowner’s childhood memories of cottage lake homes in Michigan.
When you first walk into the addition you quickly sense the size of the first floor, with one room opening up right into the next. Constructing a kitchen with detailed millwork and trim around the oven, island, and cabinets created a clean, unified look that spills into the family room and breakfast nook, each with their own intricate embellishments. Still, each room has a unique décor with the addition of light fixtures from brass industrial lights at the center of the kitchen island and the linen shade pendant hanging above the breakfast table.
On the second floor, we added a master bedroom "en suite" which includes a generous bathroom and his/her walk in closets. Every inch of space was used. A second bedroom and laundry room reclaimed the original master bedroom space.
Residing the entire residence in grey shingles, limestone stone base and red entry doors revitalized this house into a cheerful, elegant home. Details were very important. An exterior limestone fireplace with a reclaimed wood mantel in the screened-in-porch with bead board ceiling enhance the Shingle-Style desired by my clients.