Chrysalis Award Winner
OWNER PROGRAM Growing family with 3 children are seeking budget-sensitive addition/ spatial reconfiguration to enlarge existing 12’ x 18’ kitchen of 20 year old center Hall Colonial. Plan calls for architecturally sympathetic 12’ x 10’ breakfast room addition with southfacing bay window seamlessly integrated into existing elevations. Owners also want “open” configuration plan providing physical and visual connectivity to adjacent 12’ x 24’ family room, a requirement that entails removing an interior bearing wall. On this score, open interior must be finished in a way that mainstreams resulting great room as integral to a well-articulated interior design concept. Owners are also seeking a better-rationalized floor plan with more sensible, step-saving locations for surfaces, major appliances. Segue to adjacent family room and dining room, respectively, should be designed for improved functionality. Solution should also provide for substantial increase in cabinet storage. Other elements in program include: Cherry bookcases Custom-designed individual locker-style cubbies for each child Eat-in dining counter with seating for four Better access to pantry door, laundry room eliminate cumbersome HVAC in ducting visually unify new suite with hardwood; sympathetic interior detailing Major accomplishment is ability to have a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor transition and nice flow for larger group gatherings design and construct 12’ x 11’ breakfast room on rear elevation interior features expansive course of windows, tray ceilings; French door accesses new 12’ x 35’ deck with wide-tread side stairs and 10’x 20’ screen in porch. develop schematic for rerouting plumbing and electrical; remove (load-bearing) wall dividing kitchen and family room to update and connectivity of space. install hardwood floor to visually unify kitchen, family, new breakfast room addition As well as sand and finish the entire first floor kitchen interior: re-route plumbing; remove soffits remove 11’ wide of rear elevation wall as required to create contiguous breakfast room.