This home was completely remodeled with the goal of appearing as a new custom home.
The original structure’s massing and floor plan layout were determined to be architecturally correct to allow for a beautiful “early-period French farmhouse”; therefore, the home did not need to be torn down which in turn allowed for significant savings in construction. The location of this property also contributed to the influence of the design philosophy. Located on a lake with access by boat, the rear of the home and yard were designed to be completely accessible to the water through the use of expansive pocket doors to accommodate multiple functions including indoor/outdoor living and a dining area. Additionally, a small pool and spa were added with a unique feature of a glass wall open to the lake. In keeping with the French farmhouse design, the exterior of the home was resurfaced with French limestone, authentic slate roof tiles, and over-grouted field ledge stone. The front of the home was easily transformed, giving the impression of an elegant French estate manor. All interior spaces were also stylishly redesigned without any compromise to the design theme of the home, while still providing interesting personal spaces. For example, based on the client’s passion for baseball, a seldom used retreat was converted into a sports bar that would be the envy of any sport fan.