This project transformed an old cottage style house in a neighborhood of restored craftsman bungalows. It was walking distance from shopping and had easy access to major streets and freeways. There were huge redwood trees in front and a good sized yard in back. But, it needed major TLC and was too small for the family. They decided to add a second story rather than extend the house’s footprint into the backyard.
Their new top floor has two large bedrooms for the kids and a huge master suite for the homeowners. The master suite looks out on the redwood trees giving it the feel of a luxury treehouse in the woods. The downstairs boasts an open floorplan living area, guest bedroom, bathroom, laundry room, and family room.
All three bathrooms have incredible tile and stonework. The homeowners chose honed rather than polished granite for the kitchen. It’s perfect in a rustic cottage style space. In keeping with that look, the floors are hand-scraped hardwood. The remodel allowed the family to stay in the neighborhood they loved and gave them the space and amenities they needed.