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The Challenge:

Master bath

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.

The Idea:

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.

The Solution:

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.

The Details:

Re-purposed balcony door, reused existing solar-tube, mini duct HVAC system, Velux skylight, recycled Corian counter tops, soy based spray foam insulation.