Farmhouse Residence

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This two story farm house was originally built around 1865. It has had multiple owners and additions throughout its existence. When the current homeowners Chris and Patti Tait bought the home there were thoughts of how they could renovate, renew and restore this old home into a place they could live and raise their family in. It had many old home problems like mold, sagging ceilings and many compartmentalized spaces. It was their desire to have a home that still had the historic old home feel with the modern large open spaces and larger sleeping quarters that we have become accustom to in the 21st century. An existing addition that was originally quarters for the help was connected via a small one story room. There was no real connection between the space of the second floor of the main house and the second floor of the connected outbuilding. Also the existing second floor needed more space for this growing family. It was decided to remove the addition to the main house and rebuild a new and improved addition linking the second level of the existing with the new and providing a much needed master suite and bath. The main level of this addition would also provide for the expansion and relocation of the kitchen, a home office and a new open space for the family room. Massing was as important to the design as flow and careful attention was spent on providing an addition that would not overwhelm the existing but compliment it. A small breezeway housing the laundry facilities and a powder room were provided as a link to the new two-car garage. Space has been provided for in the design of the attic over the garage. Now this home provides all this growing family could need for many years to come.

  • Client: Farmhouse Residence
  • Filed under: Additions & Renovations, Single Family