Additions and New Construction
The kitchen of this 1880's farmhouse was a mishmash of small spaces and additions. The initial plan called for removing walls to open up the space. During demo the client looked up and said, "can we capture the space in the ceiling too?" Sure we could; all it took was a few collar ties, light boxes to bounce light into the vault, and a chase to corral all the pipes for the bathroom above. The final result: a light airy space with plenty of room for cooking and socializing in style.
Our client was tired of walking up her attic stairs and hitting her head on the ceiling, so we bumped up the roof with a shed dormer. To conserve valuable floor space and to keep to an open plan, we couldn’t run posts through the room, which is the conventional way to support the ridge beam, so framing the dormer turned into an interesting technical challenge.