When this 1925 Dutch colonial hit the market, there was a complaint filed against it from the city’s housing bureau for an un-permitted, two-story addition. When most people would have run, the buyers brought us in to ensure that they could remodel to fit their style and bring the addition up to today’s codes.
- It was a challenge to deal with the unpermitted addition done by the previous owner in 2008; the home was identified as non-habitual until proper permits, fees and inspections had been approved. The bones of the house are classic yet compartmentalized so the home’s design and layout needed work.
- Opened walls to verify previous electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and structural framing work met current codes and engineering requirements.
- Incorporated the dining table into the eat-in kitchen to fit their family’s lifestyle instead of using their formal dining room
- Changed the kitchen layout to give a better view into the backyard with a large, Marvin sliding patio doors that provides the look of French doors in an area with limited room for a swing door
- Created a mudroom/command center area off the kitchen to hang coats and charge phones since the detached garage is in the backyard