Connect the home to the garden; improve efficiency; maintain the home’s Victorian charm
The covered porch — separated from the new dining room by a 14-foot-wide multi-fold door — shades the interior and has a countertop and sink. Two-inch rigid insulation applied to the exterior plus new windows throughout improve livability and efficiency. The team increased attic insulation and installed an “ice-house” ventilated roof, which helps keep the spaces below comfortable. The new kitchen and dining room feature ample south-facing windows. The windows on the older part of the home were installed from the exterior, to retain the historic interior molding.
The judges liked how the design team “extend[ed] the spaces of the house by making a complete wraparound veranda”; played with contrasting materials; and created warmth with a timbered ceiling. “[The project] is beautiful and appropriately furnished. They got the palette to make sense.” —Stacey Freed, senior editor, REMODELING.
Bathroom plumbing fittings: Toto; Kohler; Waterworks; Chicago Faucet
Bathroom plumbing fixtures: Stone Forest; Toto; Kohler;
Countertops: Bohemian Stoneworks
Entry doors: Loewen
Hardware: Schlage; Baldwin; Haefele
Kitchen plumbing fittings: Kohler
Kitchen sink: Shaw
Lighting fixtures: Noguchi; WAC; Jamie Young; Stonco
Paints/stains: Benjamin Moore
Plaster: American Clay
Siding: James Hardie