Grandview Heights, OH
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Prior to this project, Rogers Krajnak Architects designed a facade restoration that enhanced the Craftsman Style of the home. To view our previous work on this house, click here.

Rogers Krajnak Architects was asked to design two challenging projects for this repeat client. The first project is a new timber-framed screened porch at grade that transitions from the existing elevated kitchen area. In order to transition from the elevated first floor down to grade, a connector was designed. By minimizing the size of the connector, it allowed for a place for the stairs as well as preserving views out of the existing dining room windows. The connector minimizes the impact on the existing craftsman-style house detailing.

The second part of this project is a new garage addition. Constrained by lot width, the addition is minimal in size. The client wanted the ability to store classic automobiles within the new addition. Therefore, we designed the addition with the ability to house an automobile lift. This required a stick-framed roof structure as well as a reinforced concrete slab. A new flitch beam is also provided to allow for a large opening between the existing garage and the new addition to give more maunverability. The project also includes several new garage windows, new garage doors, and adds a new custom wood bracket-supported overhang to pick up on the craftsman style detailing on the main residence. As well as the two new additions, some site upgrades were included in the project to minimize the impervious surfaces and to improve drainage around the house.