Julie Felss-Masino (homeowner)
The homeowners lived in their small 1940s craftsman for many years before they approached the Collaborative team about a remodel. The young professional couple wanted to create an urban sanctuary with more space including an office and dedicated master suite where they could escape and relax at the end of a long work day.
The program includes a new layout for the main floor and a second floor addition. The main floor features an open floor plan, improved flow between the kitchen, dining, and living spaces, and new office. The second floor, which was designed with a gabled roof to mimic the original craftsman architecture, includes a deluxe master suite complete with an all oak spa-like master bathroom. In order to connect all three floors, the Collaborative team rebuilt the original stair tower and moved it to the side the house.
The project required a thoughtful approach to construction and project management because the homeowners wanted to live in the home during the remodel. The construction team achieved this by building the upper floor on top of main floor first and then used ladders to access the site, which allowed the homeowners to remain in their home during second floor construction.