Private Residence in Wayne, PA – The existing 1-story 1990′s low-pitch sunroom addition wrapped around the original rear gable structure. The inefficient layout of the addition severely limited the use of the space. The exterior façade was completely reconfigured and interior and exterior circulation improved. The reconfigured space, now the family room with a new wood-burning fireplace, is the heart of daily family activity.
After – The previously completely open floor plan has been reconfigured to house the the large new family room, new kitchen, and the new breakfast/dining area. The new family room offers 180-degree views of the property, oriented primarily to the south. Windows are maximized in the southeast and southwest corners, while an opaque wall-space due-south helps separate the room into two gathering spaces. The reconfigured floor plan functions wonderfully for a 21st century family of four.
Gardner/Fox added a two story addition to the right side of the house to accommodate a family room on the first level and a new master suite above. Improvements to the facade of the garage were included in the renovation. More photos coming soon!
Garage Side Before the Renovation
Before the Addition
The forecast for today and the rest of the week (variations of 58° and cloudy with a chance of showers) is not exactly inspiring (or welcome) for spring sun worshipers. Here are three reasons to enjoy being indoors this week.
Instead of sweating it out in the garden, survey the fruits of your labor guilt-free from the window of your (temperature – controlled!) family room.
Might as well catch up on all the shows you missed. Maybe watch a movie (Sherlock Holmes anyone?)
and then go to bed early!
Content with the location of their home, a Main Line family decided to take the renovation route to accommodate their growing family. Their primary goals for the renovation were to provide wheelchair access and a first level bedroom. They hired us to create a renovation plan for a single story family room addition, along with a completely new floor plan for the first level of the home.
The front of the home benefited from a face lift in the form of new Hardi plank siding, carriage style garage doors, and a more substantial portico.
The roof lines of the addition help to integrate it with the existing structure. The shed dormer adds depth to the roof of the addition and allows a window to bring in natural light from overhead.
The back wall of the existing kitchen and breakfast room was blown out for the family room addition.
Windows lining the walls of the family and breakfast room give the family great views of the spacious rear lawn and create a warm sunny gathering area.
The family room addition benefits from natural light spilling in through the high dormer window.
Cabinetry by Adelphi Kitchens