New Tudor

Arlington Heights, Illinois
Interior Design
Builder
  • Construction People Corp.
Photographer
  • Black Olive Photographic
Location
  • Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2016
  • Square Feet
  • 1000
  • Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • A family of 5 purchased a quaint cottage tudor with the understanding they needed more space. Specifically; bedrooms, storage, & a new master suite were requested. The property/home is narrow & the only viable option was to design/build over the garage to the rear of the site. This still presented a challenge to add the circulation, storage, extra bedrooms & baths. Thus, 2 cantilevers to the north & west were proposed, as well as a ‘destination’ balcony. The clients also expressed love of natural light & clean lines. Early on we realized, due to budget constraints, the master bathroom would be a phase 2 project, which gave immediate use of this space as a temporary office & extra storage.
    Many initial layouts & parti diagrams sought to find the most efficient route to connect with the existing home/staircase, and accommodate the 2 new & 2 reconfigured bedrooms. An extra wide hallway, positioned to the west allowed for everything to connect well & for multiple family members to pass each other. The hall also became a promenade w/ a built in book shelf, landing, & window storage bench.(with exterior planter box) Moving toward the back of the home, there are 3 kids’ bedrooms to the right(each with study nook). A final resting spot draws the owners or visitors to the end of the hall, at the tension cable/steel beam supported balcony. The master bedroom is privately tucked around the corner with its own overhang & band of windows, which offer ambient light & birch/backyard views. Handscraped bamboo flooring connects all the spaces & the 2 new bedrooms utilize the vaulted ceiling as an uplifting volume.


    Completed: 2016

    Cost: $125k

    Area: 500 s.f. addition + 500 s.f. interior remodel

    Architect & Design/Builder: DII Architecture www.diiArchictecture.com

    GC: Construction People Corp.

    Drafters/Renderers: Workus Studio, LLC

    Photographer: Black Olive Photographic

    Owners: Katie & Chris Karsten: combined family w/ 3 kids.. both managers; she does marketing & did a great job w/ decor

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    A dusk shot Photo  of New Tudor modern home

    A dusk shot

    Nature & a balanced composition Photo 2 of New Tudor modern home

    Nature & a balanced composition

    Sketches, parti, & Floor plan Photo 3 of New Tudor modern home

    Sketches, parti, & Floor plan

    3D model & exploded diagram Photo 4 of New Tudor modern home

    3D model & exploded diagram

    View from the private 'destination' balcony Photo 5 of New Tudor modern home

    View from the private 'destination' balcony

    Up & down the extra wide hall/stair Photo 6 of New Tudor modern home

    Up & down the extra wide hall/stair

    The master bedroom w/ continuous band of windows. Photo 7 of New Tudor modern home

    The master bedroom w/ continuous band of windows.

    Kids' bedrooms w/ study nooks Photo 8 of New Tudor modern home

    Kids' bedrooms w/ study nooks

    NW & SW perspectives Photo 9 of New Tudor modern home

    NW & SW perspectives

    Construction shots Photo 10 of New Tudor modern home

    Construction shots