A Bright and Beautiful New Family Room Addition
The existing family room was dark and dreary, with few windows, and had an awkward step-down between the main house and the addition. By raising and leveling the floor, the room became flush with the first floor and resulted in a more open, airy and functional living space.
To match the existing aged, heritage hardwood floor, we sourced reclaimed pine flooring from another 100-year-old home, sanding and finishing it to seamlessly blend together.
Since lighting was an important design feature, walls of windows were designed into the floor plan, promoting health and relaxation. The homeowners wanted the addition to allow in as much natural light as possible, so the walls were specifically engineered to accommodate that need, allowing for wind bracing and stability. We also had to work within the confines of the existing historic roofline as to not block the windows in the floor above.
For dramatic effect, ceiling planks and faux beams were incorporated into the stick-built vaulted ceiling. The design elements purposely draw the eye upward and give the entire room a larger, more open feel.
Special features include: recessed lighting, sconces, a statement chandelier, built-in interior and exterior speakers, a smoke detector, extended WiFi, and a hidden split-HVAC system. Conduit was wired through the chimney shaft to hide the mounted TV components.
Within the new two-story addition, a striking interior staircase ties together the new family room and the lower-level recreation area.