A classic example of a house with great bones that had succumbed to a few bad remodels, this was a top to bottom overhaul with dramatic end results. We demolished the interior of the house all the way to the studs and started fresh with a design from Emerick Architects. (Fun fact: Dave showed up on the first day of this job fresh from emergency dental surgery, only to find that the client was the guy who had pulled out his tooth!)
The basement presented a challenge, as there was literally a spring running through it that needed to be dammed and redirected with swales. We also hand-dug out part of the floor to bring more light and headroom to this newly recovered living space. As per the client’s request we used as much recycled wood as possible throughout this project, including a fireplace mantle beam from an old Wells Fargo building downtown. With the leftover wood, we built a custom picnic table for the family’s outdoor area.
Design: Emerick Architects