|A facelift for a
thirty-something raised ranch
|This project addressed a number of
functional and aesthetic deficiencies in a
ranch home: an awkward front entry (typical in this type of house), a
cramped kitchen, dated bathrooms, inadequate outdoor spaces
for dining and sitting, and a lack of a mud room and
other practical amenities. New work consequently included a full
kitchen renovation, screened porch addition,
several decks, a new foyer stair, three bath renovations, a mud room,
design of numerous new features in the
Matthew Frederick was Project Architect for this project as an
employee of Luna Design
Group, Lynnfield, MA.
a new screened porch overlooks conservation
land. Right, a custom metal rail and stair system were introduced
into the foyer. The living room and fireplace are visible
photos taken during construction
from living room toward new entry stair. Niches in a new display
wall at left
Below: The kitchen layout was
flipped, to place the food
prep area conveniently between the dining room and the
area. A screened porch was built adjacent to the kitchen, on the other
of the window over the sink. To compensate for the loss of natural
light, a shafted skylight was introduced over the sink.
homes are infamous for their awkward front entries in which the front
opens to a
A reconfiguration of the stairs and a new custom metal rail system
provided a more gracious
and functional entry.
porch addition features mahogany finishes. A storage room underneath
provides a handy place for
lattice over painted MDO plywood makes an elegant, inexpensive
system for the storage space under the screened porch.
Frederick Design Studio
services to homeowners in New York and
New England. Services include a series of detailed personal
consultations, analysis of living space needs, conceptual design,
development, product selections, construction documents and
specifications, management of bidding process,
and construction administration. Please contact us for more
information or to arrange a visit.
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