Renewable Energy

Geothermal HVAC

Exterior Materials

Stone Veneer, Fiber Cement Siding, Cedar Decking


Double-Pane Low-E Glazed with Argon Fill


On-Site Harvested Walnut

Other Features

LED Lighting, Radiant Flooring in Master Bathroom and Sunroom, Advanced HVAC Design, Whole-House Air Cleaner, Energy Recovery Ventilator, Dual-Flush Toilets


After our client married and joined their two families, it was quite clear that the existing home was just not large enough to accommodate their expanding needs. Built in 1850, the original existing farmhouse comprised only of 2 bedrooms and 1 ½ bathrooms. Furthermore, the existing home had limited closets for storage and a narrow, out-of-date winding staircase that all needed attention.

That is when our client approached us to design and craft their new, much-needed addition. As we worked through the design process, we were able to evolve an energy-efficient design that pulls from the visual context of the original home while providing additional spaces for the family to enjoy including two additional bedrooms, two additional baths, a great room, a media room, and additional storage and closets. Exterior materials of local stone veneer, stucco, and board & batten fiber-cement siding were chosen to evoke those of yesteryear while still minimizing maintenance in future years.

Among the homeowner’s favorite spaces is the private and expansive master suite; which occupies the entire second floor of the addition and includes a raised in-wall fireplace for easy view from their bed, a spacious walk-in closet, and a luxurious master bathroom complete with radiant flooring, a freestanding soaking tub, custom shower, and travertine finishes throughout. Since the home is located just a few paces from a running stream, we wanted to capture that experiential amenity by building a private balcony off the master suite integrated into the primary deck below on the first floor.

On the main level, our team added a new stair and powder room (as they were removed during demolition), great room with massive stone fireplace, office with special access not only from the home through large pocket doors, but also through the new front sunroom (which was partially added to help provide a new welcoming entrance for the home) for easier, more private access of clients for a possible future home business venture.

In the lower level of the addition, we provided a new storage area (which was all pre-plumbed and pre-wired to be very easily modified to include a kitchen at a later date), a media room (or lower level great room), a bedroom with walk-in closet, a full bathroom with a custom, curbless shower enclosure, and valuable, covered access to the yard (all of which could be modified slightly, if desired, to allow for the lower level to become an income property after the kids move on to college or for a grandparent to move into during their later years).

Other notable features of the addition include:

  • Geothermal heating and cooling for most of the home and addition along with two ductless mini-split in the lower level.
  • Energy-efficient, recessed LED lighting throughout the home and addition.
  • Walnut flooring throughout all harvested from the site.
  • In addition to the master bath, radiant floor in the sunroom.
  • American cedar decking materials with aluminum balusters on the rear of the home.

We are very thankful to have had the opportunity to work with our client on this very enjoyable addition project. Now the family can experience more quality time not only in privacy for the first time in their own individual spaces, but as a family together more comfortably for many years to come.