Michigan Heights

It was a journey of rescue, restoration, remodeling, subtraction and addition

for this 1919 Craftsman found by a young creative couple for their growing family.

As originally found...

As originally found...

...It became a hew home

...It became a hew home

for a new family.

The dining room as found...

The dining room as found...

...now restored and revitalized.

...now restored and revitalized.

The kitchen was daunting...

The kitchen was daunting...

As with much of the house, the kitchen was gutted to the studs. To the left was the old laundry porch.

...but became beautiful.

...but became beautiful.

New everything, including the linoleum floor and vintage stove. To the left is now the Breakfast Nook - see the floor plans, below.

New Breakfast Nook

New Breakfast Nook

With that morning light, your coffee is 10x better. The laundry was relocated to the remodeled basement.

New Breakfast Nook

New Breakfast Nook

Past the Nook is the new Family Room addition -see the floor plan, below.

First Floor Plan

First Floor Plan

-showing existing remodeled areas and the Family Room addition.

Second Floor Plan

Second Floor Plan

The stairs were reconfigured to improve the layout of existing spaces and for the new Master Suite addition.

Demolition and Preparation

Demolition and Preparation

Foundations dug for the new 2-story addition.

Before

Before

The back of the house was completely opened up for the new work. The enclosed porch was demolished and rebuilt for a new sun porch off the restored Parlour and a new balcony off the Boys' Bedroom.

Addition Complete

Addition Complete

-and by that, I mean that this addition completes the architecture of the original house, while adding to the Owners' enjoyment.

Framing well along

Framing well along

New Family Room and porch below, new Master Suite above. Details of the original house were replicated on the addition.

Front Patio

Front Patio

To the side of the completely restored front porch was added another gathering space. Beyond, you can see the once dilapidated porch has been rebuilt as the new open porch with balcony above.

New Family Room

New Family Room

A New Lease on Life

A New Lease on Life

100 years later :-)

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