This Winnetka Home Renovation Award Winner was originally built in the 1950’s. The challenge was to transform the home from it’s current condition and add charm, character and create living spaces that would fit our clients’ needs.
First, we literally rebuilt the structure on the inside, gutting the framing from 1st floor to the roof rafters in many areas. Raising and stepping the dormers, adding brackets, trim details along with panel details, and cupolas and a two color palate added a cohesive identity the previous remodeled house lacked. All the existing brick, new shingle siding, and new roof became charcoal grey. The new trim, windows, soffits and fascia, and garage door all white.
The glass walls facing the yard and pool open up the home giving a sense that the exterior spaces are an extension of the interior, very typical of southern California living. All the rooms are bathed in light including spaces that face north like the open kitchen. There are views of the lake from practically every room in the house and the 1st floor can easily accommodate 75 guests, yet it is comfortably cozy for a smaller group or just the 2 of them.
As a result, our clients got everything they wanted. They trusted our vision and are extremely pleased with the finished product.
This project has received awards the Winnetka Home Preservation Award for Rehabilitation, Professional Remodeler Magazine Design Award and Marvin Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award.