A Luxury Home Reimagined
This home had great "bones", but home needed extensive updating to come up to today's standards of luxury and comfort.
The project included more than just updating the kitchen and bathrooms. Everything from the hardscaping to fixtures received careful attention.
While the home was beautifully situated, with mature trees, the plantings had been allowed to take over so that the beautiful setting was obscured, and the interior was darkened.
Do you dread embarking on a large construction project? View the 15-week process, week by week, and see how quickly and efficiency HDC accomplished this transformation.
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WEEK 1 CONSTRUCTION
We started off strong this week with tree and shrub removal by Marquis Tree Service. There is already a vast improvement on curb appeal. Interior demolition began to remove superfluous closets which widened up the Hallway, providing a great view from the foyer straight to the back of the house. In the Kitchen, the cabinets, island and flyover were removed. Doorways were widened to improve flows from room to room. The old deck walls were removed allowing more light to stream in from the back deck. Up in the Master Suite, walls are coming down and realigned to open up the awkwardly broken up space. The outdated bathroom was gutted to make way for the new spa inspired floor plan, which will include a luxurious soaking tub as well as a 12' Wetroom along the back wall.
WEEK 2 CONSTRUCTION
We are still going strong on the curb appeal. The new Bluestone walkway is almost complete and will feature a 13 foot circular transitional area of Oxford Gray Millstone pavers. The old flagpole was replaced with a mature Japanese Maple tree which was transplanted from the side yard. Restoration has also begun on the exterior trimwork and soon we will be ready to paint the exterior. Inside, the Family Room subfloor is being raised to remove the awkward dropdown from the Kitchen to the Family Room. This is great because not only does it further open up the floor plan but also makes it safer for families with littles to reduce the likelihood of tripping/stumbling off the edge. And up in the Attic, framework is in place for the new skylights. When that room is finished, it is going to be amazing!
WEEK 3 CONSTRUCTION
Outside, the new Bluestone walkway is complete and planting has begun. Graceful curves invite you down the new walkway to the front entry. A row of plantings at the circular Millstone transition make a great place for a conversation bench.
Inside, the Butler's Pantry is ready to get it's new backsplash and countertops. The Laundry Room has been relocated to the second floor next to the Master Suite, which is more in tune with today's living. Once completed, the laundry room will feature gorgeous cabinetry, a convenient folding station, sink and tile floor. In the Master Suite, we have created a new opening to the Master Bath which will feature double pocket doors revealing a his and her Wetroom. The Wetroom will be 12’ wide with double rain shower heads and a full slab marble accent wall. The Master Bath will also have radiant heat installed under the flooring. Last but not least, the Attic skylights are in and look just as amazing as we knew they would.
WEEK 4-6 CONSTRUCTION
An intricate part of any build is the mechanical systems. Although without the aesthetics of our usual photographs, they still show the great care we are taking in reimagining this home. The photo of the rough plumbing in the new second floor Laundry Room is a great example. In the Attic, the brand new, multi-zoned HVAC system is ready for the warm Summer days to come. You can also see a photo of the high efficiency Navien tankless water heater which is exclusively for the use of the spa inspired Master Bath. The instant hot water on demand is necessary for its 12' Wetroom which you can see is taking shape. You can already see what a dramatic focal point it will be. In addition to the plumbing and HVAC improvements inside, we have also been upgrading our electrical system with high efficiency LED recessed lighting throughout.
Outside, work on the landscaping continues. New foundation plantings and a new Japanese Maple Tree have added color and interest to the once stark facade. The front lawn has been regraded and is ready for seed. In the backyard, the old overgrown plantings along the stone walls have been removed and once again the graceful curves of the walls can be seen. The old back deck has been stripped down and is ready to start taking its new shape.
As the weather continues to improve, so will the exterior views.
WEEK 7 CONSTRUCTION
Exciting things happening this week! Outside, the front yard has been hydroseeded and the Japanese Maples' leaves are unfurling which makes a beautiful pop of color. You can already see how welcoming the front of the house has become.
Inside, things are coming along beautifully. We have progressed through all our electrical, plumbing and HVAC system inspections. The new hardwood flooring has been delivered. Once it has acclimated to it's new environment, the installation of the new floors will begin. Also on the plans for this week is blueboard installation and plastering, so soon you will see each room really start to take shape.
WEEK 8 CONSTRUCTION
We have begun the blueboard installation and you can start to see the rooms come to life. The angles of the Attic bonus room are bathed in light from the skylights. In the Master Bath, the Wetroom is ready for its tilework. The new hardwood flooring in the Family Room has been installed, raising the once sunken room to new heights. You can also see the framework of the new coffered ceilings which will also be featured in the Family Room.