The Owners of this 1890’s Shingle Style Home made a commitment to have the new addition and renovations to their existing home built with as much historic integrity and environmentally consciousness as was practical. The architect and contractor worked as a team with the owner to prioritize the budget, review paybacks associated with energy saving options, as well as meet the critical time frame required for the 3 month relocation of the 5 member family for the primary demolition and rebuilding of the kitchen and bedroom wing.
A central design objective was to provide a continuous wrap around porch and lower roofline to help ground what was originally designed as a top-heavy 19th century gambrel roof. Working with Builder Mark Palmstrom, the team collaborated on the challenging details and sequencing with a steady pace and precision, following the owner’s commitment to sensitively transform this historic masterpiece into the 21st century jewel. Full 3D visualizations and walk through videos were critical aids in selecting the final scheme.