One aspect of a project is the realization of a client’s vision into the elements that we see, touch, and experience everyday. In this case it was reconfiguring a 1930s Dutch Colonial in a local historic district to do something it was not originally designed to do – connect to the incredible view of a small local farm and the hillsides beyond. To bring in light and provide a contemporary layout to host mid-century modern furnishings that could now look forward instead of back in time.
There is also a hidden aspect to a successful renovation. Beyond the new experience of space, there is a pragmatic tale of insulation, air-sealing, and mechanical upgrades that will not be seen, but felt. The new life of this home is warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer, and runs on a new, efficient set of systems and improved envelope to consume less energy.