Early 1950’s construction; no insulation, including in roof. Need more living and storage space. 2nd floor has steep roof with cathedral ceilings that severely constrains usable space. Also, there is not insulation in walls or ceiling – needs lots of insulation.
1.Add full-length dormers on both sides of main house, but maintain original roof-line and window configuration on ends of house (see Precedent_A.jpg), along with several windows (low-IR transmissivity on S side) on each side.
2.Replace 2nd-floor windows on house ends, same style and configuration as current, but insulated glass.
3.Suggest metal roof on dormers to easily shed pine needles (see Precedent_B.jpg). Would also like to move inactive ground-level solar-hot-water panels to roof, if possible. (see Solar_Panels.jpg)
4.Insulate as well as possible.
5.Stairway placement to remain.
6.2nd floor back (Left at top of stairs): Bedroom with large closet (walk-in?) and built-in storage space as possible.
7.2nd floor front (Right at top of stairs): Split into two rooms 1) guest bedroom with closet and access to bath and 2) studio with South exposure (face South when coming down stairs).
8.2nd floor: Hardwood floors throughout.
9.Bathroom: Re-model bathroom; access from bedrooms on both sides; possibly individual toilet/sink, with shared shower/bath.
10.2nd floor heat is now forced hot air from 2nd-floor hot-water heat exchanger/blower unit (with hot water from basement furnace); AC has external compressor using heat exchanger in same blower unit. This heat-exchanger/blower unit could be re-used (will likely have to be moved), but takes a lot of space (size is approximately 20x20x80inches including ductwork on top and bottom). In order to maximize usable 2nd-floor space, might be better to use hot-water heat along with small window air conditioners (which should suffice if insulation is sufficient).
11.There is existing ½-horsepower large full-house fan above 2nd-floor stair doorway (See Pic-6 in “+” tab), but there is no place for air to exit; would very much like to make this fan functional by adding proper exhaust outlet to help cool 1st floor (which has poor insulation).
12.Stairways: Remove carpeting and restore underlying hardwood as necessary.
13.1st floor: Consider combining two small bedrooms into single master bedroom; walk-in closet (maybe); built-in storage space as possible; carpeted.
14.1st floor: Remove all other carpeting and restore underlying hardwood as necessary.
15.1st floor: Re-work bath area so Master Bedroom has private toilet/sink/bath, with just sink/toilet for visitors (water wall is adjacent to kitchen, which will likely impose restrictions on placement of second toilet).
16.Kitchen: Have some ideas from independent kitchen consultants, but might benefit from more ideas.
1.Exterior: siding to match existing cedar shingles.
2.Interior: Conservative contemporary style
Do you only need ideas/concepts, or do you want to execute project eventually?
1.Plan to execute
Would you like to continue working with the winning designer after competition?
1.Probably very worthwhile to visit at least once.
1.Cannot move/remove fireplace
(1) GROUND PLAN VIEW: Scale 1/4"-1' (or 1/50)
(1) UPPER FLOOR PLAN VIEW: Scale 1/4"-1' (or 1/50)
(2) SECTION/ELEVATION VIEWS: : Scale 1/4"-1' (or 1/50) - one through the dormer addition on upper floor
(X) PERSPECTIVE/AXONOMETRIC VIEWS: showing mudroom/kitchen, master bedroom, new rooms on upper floor.
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