While we’re at it…
We were initially contacted by the homeowners to lift and reattach a couple of additions that were falling off the house. It seems that in 1987 the previous owners had two small additions completed on the house. The foundations for these additions were done very poorly and they began to sink and pull away from the house.
Once we raised and reattached the additions, the brick paver flooring needed to be replaced. Yes, you read that right, “brick paver flooring” – indoors – about 450 square feet of it. This then turned into a “while we’re at it” list that included removing a wall between the entry and the dining room, and redoing the 1970’s style staircase.
Our design goals for this project:
- Open up the entry and staircase area.
- Make the area lighter and brighter.
- Update the 1970’s feel.
- Provide for some wine storage.
- Find a creative way to provide for a cold air return that was blocked.
Project features and highlights:
- Two custom built-ins with natural cherry tops.
- Cherry handrails with wrought iron balusters.
- Cherry end caps on the stair treads with a carpet runner.
- 18” x 18” Ankara stone flooring with 1” x 1” glass and stone inlaid boarders.
- The dining room floor has an inlaid stone “carpet” of Mexican Noche, bordered by a six inch band of the 1” x 1” glass and stone inlay.