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Home Builders Association of Charlotte
Excellence In Remodeling 2010 – Gold Award Winner Additions 160 ~ 400K
five-year-old home is located on a deep lot with a wonderful
view of woods to the rear. The existing home did not take
advantage of this amenity due to its Garage location and the
limited windows in the existing Den.
called for a new Rear Entry, Keeping Room, Covered Porch and
Master Bedroom. The Garage was converted into a new entry and
Keeping Room with a large triple window facing the rear yard.
This provided views from the existing Kitchen. The Keeping Room
floor stepped down from the Breakfast Room to allow for a taller
ceiling and also to provide for a better transition to the rear
yard. A Gallery was added to the rear of the existing Den to
allow for better circulation within the house and to organize
the three sets of double doors and skylights. New heated
construction totaled approximately 1040 square feet.
The three doors now open to a large covered porch with bead
board ceiling, bar area and Rumford fireplace. The homeowners
enjoy this outdoor room in all seasons. It also provides
privacy while allowing for sweeping views of the woods beyond.
This Porch is also accessible from the new Master Bedroom.
Unheated porch areas totaled a little over 700 square feet.
existing Master bedroom, which was located on the front of the
house, can now be used for a sitting area or nursery. The
existing Master Bath was unaltered with the exception of
changing a window to a door. Part of this Master Suite
renovation was an added walk-in closet to allow for His and Hers
separate closets. A large bay window provides a sitting area
within this Master Suite to supply morning light and a great
view to the rear yard.
Rear Terrace steps down again for the Covered Porch and
accommodates outdoor dining and grilling. The grill is
conveniently located off of the new Laundry Room which doubles
as a second kitchen prep area with sink and full-sized