One of our specialties includes the creation of 'seamless' Additions. By 'seamless', we mean an Addition that is so well designed, that you cannot tell which side of the house (townhouse, villa, etc.) came first! This becomes even more important when dealing with a historic structure, when the Addition needs to look the exact age as the rest of the house. Sometimes when adding an Addition it becomes essential to give the rest of the existing house a 'face-lift', especially in older homes where design may be out-dated or original design may not have been very exciting, or has become run-down looking. Please see our Renovations page for more information. See below for a sample 'Addition' (& Renovation) we designed for one of our Bradenton, Florida Customer's:
New Spanish Style Addition/Renovation Design for Existing Home in Palma Sola Bradenton, Florida
New Side-Porch Addition withnew fountain wall with travertine stonefloor & steps, brick paver patio to grade (grass), all allow for a peaceful oasis from the hustle & bustle of the rest of the house. (Beyond that (to left) is our new 10'-0" high covered porch addition - also shown
New 10'-0" high addition added to back of existing house
New Garage Addition added to front of Existing (old) Garage (newly converted to Game Room) with New custom-patterned brick- paver driveway and new gated privacy wall.
New Octogon-shaped Family Room with new Tented Ceiling with stained-wood trim & new hand- scrapedwood floors
New Addition Design for New York Lakeside 'Camp'
For the Existing House shown: Since these (above) photos were taken, the Contractor (per our design plans) has demolishedthe small 'Mudd-Room' at the front-left corner, including the Entry Porches & decks.As shown below, we then designed a brand new larger Mudd-Room, new Full Kitchen with new Wrap-Around Porches, all oriented to take advantage of the stunning lake views.
This new addition willhave matching siding, roof tiles, roof pitch, window styles & paint colors, so thatthe new addition looks like a 'seamless' addition to the existing home. After completion one will never tell it wasn't there all along!
Dressing up a large empty wall space is easy to do with a little imagination! Using the same bead-board & chair-rail as used on the Mudd-Room's lower wall: Installed instead from the sloped ceiling downwards, tying the two spaces together - and - makes a much more interesting large wall space than just plain wall paint.
Section thru Kitchen & Mudd-Room Interior(Refrigerator Wall)
Double-sided glass-lite upper Kitchen cabinetsact as 'windows' to and from the narrow Mudd-Room behind, bringing in natural light from windows beyond and making the entire space 'feel' even larger!Awning transom cabinets allow for ventilation between the two rooms, aiding in heating & cooling consistency between the two rooms.
Section thru Kitchen & Mudd-Room Interior(Oven Wall)
Window Wall:A dramatic large arched window brings in lots ofbright natural light and allows for amazing views of the lake beyond.A long narrow breakfast bar allows for a cozy spot to eat meals, read a magazine, or chat with the cook!
New Garage Addition (Demoloshing Existing Garage)
New Simple 'Bonus Room' Addition Design for Home in Sarasota, Florida
Here we wanted to keep and respect the same aesthetic design currently used on the homes in this neighborhood,hence the 'dutch-hip' roof, and re-use of 'quoins' on the corners of the new addition.New lush landscaping will be soon added to complete the look for a 'seamless' addition.
Owner needed additional space, so we designed a large new Bonus Room, new Full Bathroom, new Laundry Room & new large walk-in Storage Closet, all with easy access from existing home via new interior hallway! We created a floor plan that would flow & feel as if the addition had always been a natural part of the original house.
Right Side Elevation
Foundation, slab, concrete block walls & tie-beams have all been constructed, tied to existing house
Roof Trusses, Roof Sheathing(panels), and Fascia Being Installed
Completed Addition. Note: Lush Landscape Will Be Added to All Sides of New Addition
We have more Additions Designs to show you, just ask!