2010 NARI Capital CotY Grand Award Winner

80-year-old widow; lives by herself without nearby family in small two-level Cape Cod situated on an otherwise sizeable lot
Wants to add square footage and implement an aging-in-place strategy that will enable her to live out her days in residence with dignified self-sufficiency. [This includes relocating the laundry from the basement to a TBD 1st floor space.]
Specifically seeking family room; substantially larger master bedroom suite; yet wishes to maintain scale and ambiance of the Cape Cod original
Plan calls for reconfiguring existing space while adding space to the rear and the side
Remove metal bearing wall between dining room and bedroom; reroute ductwork
Remove rear elevation bearing wall [shift loads to microlam supported by vertical steel I-beams
Remove small closet
Reroute ducting
Two small first floor bedrooms convert to, respectively: a) study with built-ins bookcases and b) hallway leading to existing bath, relocated laundry and large-walk-in closet that segues to master bedroom in new addition.
Widen every doorway into the newly built suite for better accessibility.
28’ x 29’ rear addition apportioned between new family room and new master bedroom,Family room (14’ x 29’) and adjacent Master bedroom (14’ x 29’) features cathedral ceiling, skylights, recessed lights;
French door with top transom leading to back deck
Space for flat screen TV and equipment
match and extend hardwood flooring into new addition
relocate side windows
multiple entrances from outside to inside with wide openings for accessibility.
double sided glass fireplace between Family Room and Master Bedroom
12’ x 13’ master bathroom wing equipped with whirlpool bath; walk-in shower, double vanity (handicap accessible bath with bath grab bar)
create wheelchair-accessible
Install French door on the rear elevation that makes it easier for access and back deck


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