Nestled with canopies of live oak trees, this French themed renovation is an impressive transformation from its original 1950’s abode. The most challenging requirements were to create a home within the parameters of the existing structure. The original home extended into every setback of the sub-standard lot. After the approval of several zoning variances, the final result was a twenty-three hundred square foot, four bedroom home complimenting the historical character of the small town’s surroundings.
The oak floors to the original home were restored and incorporated into the new plan. Existing spaces on the ground floor remained as a bedroom and bath along with a formal dining area including the original foyer. A stairwell was added to access the new second level consisting of two bedrooms and bath. The new master suite and family areas were added to complete the addition. A detached carriage house was added to replace the existing dilapidated garage.
The actual zoning setbacks for this property would have limited the construction of a home to a size smaller than the original. By utilizing the triangular shape of the property a creative solution was achieved.