|Private Residence Transformation,
This was an extensive remodeling and addition project (see before and after photos). The original house was built in the 1920s and, unfortunately, the house was in very poor condition with both structural and mechanical problems.
The house is quite small with only a 684 square foot footprint. As one can tell from the before and after pictures, walls were taken down to open up kitchen and living spaces and to increase the views to the Bayfield Harbor and Lake Superior beyond.
The house has all new fenestration, new fireplace and chimneys, new siding, and a new roof.
One of the challenges with the house was to strengthen and support a weak second floor system, which was accomplished by creating a coffered beamed ceiling. The beams actually help hold up the floor above, yet result in a pleasing aesthetic response to an existing hardship.
Another challenge was to incorporate an egress window in the master bedroom above the fireplace below. The solution was to offset the flue and create a chimney that splits around the double hung window in the gable end. A copper clad eyebrow dormer was also added to increase the headroom in the master bedroom as well as offer incredible views to the harbor beyond.