This was an extensive remodel of a 1960s home to updated to reflect a more modern and contemporary feel while working with the exisitn structure as close as possible. An amazing transformation took place!
This project started with the clients purchasing an existing residence that came on the market near to their existing home in the Greenway Park area of Dallas. When we met at that home originally the house was in sever disrepair and had not be updated or even maintained for years.
The homeowner's home at the time was a traditional colonial style. The home that they bought was a 7,000 s.f. ranch style home with very little sense of style and a large metal porte cochere. The dilemma was how to create a consistent style that worked with the existing residence yet develop a new and interesting space. What we decided was to work with the very linear ranch style of the home and move it to a more contemporary design.
This change was done on the exterior by breaking up the long front elevation with raised cast stone planting walls and pulling the front entry cover with a large cast stone entry wall with a glass canopy. This was done to provide definition to the entry, to give a cover to the entry and to allow as much light as possible to the entry foyer. On the rear elevation we worked with some of the existing elevation, but created more consistency with the surface materials creating larger planes that tied the rear elevation together. The overall house was roofed with a metal roof which tied together several elements on the exterior.
On the interior many of the spaces were very large and reasonably placed with some slight modifications, but the kitchen, dining room, family room, master bath and laundry need a lot of attention.
The kitchen was opened up to include breakfast area and then the kitchen rear wall was opened to the back pool and patio.
The dining room was moved to the front of the house and given plenty of room for their dining room table and given the ability to be open to the kitchen or closed off with pair of glass pocket doors.
The family room was an oversized space that had no definition of space, so television viewing area was created with part of the space and then 2 small bench seat reading nooks were created to divide the television area from the larger open are that was to be multi purpose for games or cabana room for the pool or how ever they needed to.
The master bath needed to be opened up and more light needed to be brought in. The homeowners also requested that the bath have a very clean spa quality to it.
The laundry room need to be created as it was part of the existing kitchen. Since most of the laundry was to be created on the second floor we moved it upstairs and used and oversized bedroom and closets to create a wrap room and a separate laundry room large enough for cabinets, folding space and a sink.