Seamless 2-Story Addition
– Corvallis, OR –
This home underwent a large 765 square foot 2-story addition to add a primary suite and a main level guest bedroom, bathroom, and office space. The original design of the house had a garage dominating the façade, typical of many homes in the neighborhood. Our goal for this project was to create a seamless extension of the home’s interior and exterior so that no one would ever know that an addition had been done, essentially an addition that doesn’t look like an addition. On the exterior this was manifested in a design that added on 15’ to the length of the home with identical picture windows and a gable accent over the windows. This design was so effective that it seems like it always should have looked this way and balances out the scale and proportions resulting in a more inviting curb appeal. While this sounds simple it is anything but simple. When it came to the construction, much skill and thought had to be applied by the designer and crew to line up the framing, floor, and roof lines.
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On the interior, we focused our attention on creating a seamless transition from existing to new construction. For the main level, we created a small hallway that transitions into a guest bedroom and bathroom off the main dining and formal living room. An office now sits off the dining room with a glass door. To create continuity, we extended the cherry hardwood floors into the adjoining hall and office. A cherry vanity was installed in the guest bathroom to echo the hardwoods from the formal spaces.
Upstairs, the existing primary bedroom was turned into the family’s bonus room and a new primary suite was created with a large walk-in closet, and a luxurious primary bathroom. Large picture windows were chosen for the primary bedroom and walk-in closet ushering in plenty of natural light. The large window in the bedroom is on the west side of the house and is a perfect place for the homeowners to sit and watch sunsets dip below the greenspace that sits behind their backyard. What a view! A his and hers closet was created with semi-custom cabinetry to maximize storage. The primary bathroom features a large freestanding tub and tiled shower. The shower has beautifully patterned tile, a built-in tiled bench with a quartz top, and a frameless glass door. The double vanity has quartz countertops and ample storage. Each room in the primary suite is a bit different but a consistent traditional design theme runs throughout from the gridded French doors in the walk-in closet to the plantation shutters over the freestanding tub.
In order for a home expansion to flow with the rest of the home it needs to be intentionally designed and carefully constructed. An addition that adds living space and improves livability in the home is a true gem–and this one surely is!
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