The goal was to take a minimal structure and turn it into a spectacular environment for first-time homeowners. The existing home had a dark, oppressive interior with little flow, a tiny, isolated kitchen and no basement space for mechanical systems or basic storage. From a mere 1,033 boxy square feet, the design team created an environment that is inviting, lives large and has pleasing aesthetics.
They enlarged the foyer, which provided an art wall. It retains the hallway, which provides privacy to the bedrooms and bathrooms. The existing living room, dining room and kitchen were all opened up, and a vaulted ceiling in the living room now additionally provides vertical space. The kitchen design is clearly upgraded, and service to the dining room is now convenient. Despite the open plan, the living room is defined by the 15-foot-wide, deep-jambed portal that separates it from the other rooms. The open plan is inviting and full of natural light, with views to the front and back yards.
The portico addition to the front of the home provides a welcoming entry point, as well as coverage over an outdoor sitting area. The exterior was re-sided and all the windows were replaced. Enhancing the curb appeal is a dark roof and standing seam metal roof accent.
Cabinets: Miller Built Custom Cabinets Flooring: WiseWood Flooring Paint: RRD Painting Windows: Marvin Windows & Doors
In the early concepts of the Oakmont, the design team focused on creating expansive common living areas with modern connectivity from one room to another. The plan uses subtle ceiling treatments and a large central vault to define the main-floor living room, kitchen and dining space.