Monday, July 25, 2011

Ongoing Construction at a Home in Warren, NJ

Currently undergoing construction in Warren, New Jersey, the addition to a single story residence will increase the square footage of the home by over 60%. The 2,258 square foot ranch is being expanded in order to add new spaces as well as to increase the size and efficiency of those which already exist. The original house held three bedrooms and two baths as well as a living room, dining room, and eat-in kitchen.

The new design for the residence will increase the size of the master bedroom suite, kitchen, and dining room while at the same time redistributing their placement within the house. The 1,448 square foot addition also includes a new family room and powder room located off the kitchen. A new deck will span a large portion of the rear of the home and will be accessible through both the family room and kitchen.

The expanded attic space of the residence will be transformed into a walk-up with many windows looking out onto the front . An existing covered porch on the first floor will remain but will be remodeled to create the new entrance to the home, and a stone watertable will be added to complement the stucco fa├žade.

The most prominent feature of the design is its large hip roof with deep overhanging eaves and three dormers. This massing emphasizes a sense of shelter and strengthens the structure’s connectivity with the ground. It also helps minimize the true size of the house while at the same time enhances its former non-existent street presence. Already, with only framing in place, numerous passerby have expressed their amazement at the transformation as the home begins to take shape.

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