Laurelville, OH
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This project at an existing residence, set deep in the woods of the Hocking Hills region, is comprised of a 2-story addition containing an attached garage, bathroom, and 2 new guest bedrooms, as well as sensitive renovations to the existing house. Our clients were also interested in creating comfortable and modern accommodations for overnight guests. The existing mid-century modern aesthetic, with large expanses of glass provides for beautiful views to the south, however the alignment of the house along the sloped topography of the site resulted in a stark appearance from the drive approach, and ignored the stunning views to the east. Additionally, poor execution of some original trim and masonry details, had created maintenance issues in need of repair and resolution.

The addition relates to, and elevates, the rustic modern aesthetic of the existing home. The addition is placed on the Northeast side to avoid blocking any of the existing south facing windows and views. This orients the new views from the new guest bedrooms and new cantilevered deck towards beautiful views to the east. To build the addition and provide space for the driveway on such a steeply sloped site, a large amount of excavation was required, as well as 2 new retaining walls to modify the grade at the new driveway. The addition connects to the existing house by way of a new star hall that provides access to the new grade level garage and the new bathroom and bedrooms on the new Second Floor, creating an alternate entry path for the homeowners and visitors from the new garage.

Interior Renovations to the existing house include reinforcing the existing sagging support beams with new structural members, a renovation of an existing undersized bedroom into a new spacious pantry, and a modification to the existing Primary Bedroom entryway to provide a larger, accessible entryway. On the existing exterior, replacement of the damaged exterior masonry copings, and cleaning of the walls below was performed to repair water damage and protect the home against future damage.