|4||bedrooms||3,235 square feet|
|2||bathrooms||.13 Acres (5,663 sq ft)|
|1||car garage||$2,968/year taxes|
Price per Sq Ft= $155 Price per Finished Sq Ft= $250
Basement: % Finished (Approx. 0 SqFt)
"This Highland Drive Historic renovation included the master bedroom, family room, dining room, the home's front exterior and back deck. A second story addition was added to this bungalow style home which resulted in a variety of ceiling heights and an abundance of windows that gives both light and interest to the interior spaces. Because you couldn't easily stand up in the attic of the original home it became apparent that adding a second story was the best design option to accomplish the objective of adding a true master suite. THE STORY: Built in 1911 and purchased in 1925 by the current owner's great-grandfather, the home is a masonry structure on a sandstone foundation. It originally consisted of a fully excavated but an unfinished basement, living space on the main level (living/dining, kitchen, one bath, and two bedrooms), and an unfinished attic space. The owner asked his contractor/architect to add a master suite in the attic addition and reconfigure the public space on the main floor. He also wanted to add a deck onto the rear of the home. It was important for him to maintain the original character of the house and not change the basic look of the front of the home. The kitchen had already been recently remodeled so the design had to work around and tie into the current kitchen. The Solution: The sandstone foundation with un-reinforced masonry walls made adding a second story challenging. The first design was conservative, finishing the existing attic by adding a small master suite in the center of the existing attic space. Eventually the design expanded to include a master bedroom, walk-in closet, bathroom, office, loft and deck on a second story addition that felt like it was an attic space. Contrary to the current trend of opening up interior spaces, the large open living/dining area that originally spanned the width of the house was divided into four distinct areas - an entry, a living room, a small library, and a dining room. This design accommodated increased functionality and privacy of each space but through the use of large openings between spaces, the home retains an open feel. A new stair to connect the main level to the new upper level was added in the center of the home over the existing stair to the basement. An open railing on one side allows space to flow between the smaller defined areas of the main floor as well as between the main and upper levels, contributing to the feel of openness. The second story addition can function independently as a large master retreat. The loft, office area, and deck - situated at the top of the open stair can be accessed by family or friends to expand the area available for daily living or entertainment. By tucking the second story into the attic space and adding multiple small dormers, the original character and scale of both the home and the neighborhood were respected. The resulting variety of ceiling height and abundance of windows gives both light and interest to the interior spaces as well. The design utilizes every square foot of a relatively small site. It also takes advantage of spaces that relate to each other and serve dual purposes minimizing the square footage needed in the home. In addition to or part of this 2005/2006 second story addition: â€¢ The entire electrical system was completely replaced and updated â€“ back to the power pole, to meet 2006 new construction codes / standards. â€¢ Plumbing was upgraded to PEX for the entire house. â€¢ Large portion of the sandstone foundation & brick exterior was cleaned, repainted and sealed. The house was structurally re-engineered with new footings, posts, beams and sheer walls to bring the home to 2006 new construction standards for earthquake safety and support the second story addition. â€¢ All plaster lath ceilings and walls were completely removed and replaced, with framing repaired to meet 2006 new construction codes / standards. â€¢ In order to keep existing first floor closet space and reduce the amount of space required for pipes, electrical and duct work to the second story, a second gas forced air furnace and central air system was added to the second floor â€“ the house has dual furnace / ac systems. â€¢ The house was fully automated using Control4 systems from 2007-2010. Most Control4 hardware (touch pads, light switches, etc) remains and could be reactivated. â€¢ NEST thermostat, 2015 â€¢ Water heater upgraded and replaced, 2016 â€¢ Garbage disposal upgraded and replaced, 2016 AN ADDITIONAL bedroom/rec room could be added to the basement area. There is a TV down there attached to a wall where there was an exercise area. ..."