In order to convert his 1981 colonial into a sun-drenched home, architect Don Kranbuehl started by removing the garage. "The goal was to transform a closed-in, inward-looking colonial box and transform it into an open, transparent volume connected with nature," said Kranbuehl, a principal at the firm Clark Nexsen.
Demolition & Disposal
Brick Foundation & Retaining Wall
Framing for Addition
Steel Stair & Bridge
Painting & Trim
Exterior Siding & Insulation
Kitchen Cabinets & Appliances
Kitchen & Bath Quartz Counters
Front & Back Deck
Driveway & Concrete Steps
Excavation & Site Work
Labor & Cleaning
GC Fee, Overhead & Profit
|Grand Total: $259,720|
The subtraction of the little-used attached garage made way for a two-story, 1,200-square-foot addition. Kranbuehl then proceeded to conduct a complete renovation of the 2,100-square-foot interior.
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The first floor of the addition is now home to a cedar-wrapped work room. Newly opened-up living spaces are lined with floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the garden. Kranbuehl installed a master suite on the second floor of the addition, and then connected it to the other second-floor bedrooms and a staircase via a steel bridge.
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Architect of Record: Don Kranbuehl
Builder: Aiello Builders
Structural Engineer: Stewart Engineering
Cabinetry Design and Installation: Lowes
Glass: Brinn Glass, Mary Brinn