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This is a 1953 vintage home with original charm that had a low ceiling in the second story. The challenge was to increase the head height in the area and natural lighting while staying within “the envelope” of the home.
We discovered hidden space above the ceiling. Engineers allowed us to raise the collar ties, which provided the additional head room. Eyebrow windows above existing windows along with a skylight gave the additional required natural light. Splitting the HVAC system and using spray foam insulation for efficiency. Access the home via a ramp to limit the impact of remodeling on the clients.
We created an OSHA approved ramp. We raised the ceiling and provided curved ceilings to harmonize with the home and new eyebrow windows. We opened the stairwell and provided a high efficiency HVAC system separating the upstairs from the rest of the home.
Re-purposed balcony door, reused existing solar-tube, mini duct HVAC system, Velux skylight, recycled Corian counter tops, soy based spray foam insulation.