Project Spotlight: Addition in Maryland
These homeowners wanted a functional space that their parents, in their 80s, can easily access and use as a guest space during their frequent visits to their home.
By expanding the backside of the house they were able to add a main-level bedroom along with a bathroom and easier to access back-porch. The bedroom and bathroom are spacious enough to accommodate wheel chairs, with a walk-in shower, and the homeowners added a free-standing tub for their personal relaxation.
Here’s a snapshot of their remodel:
The rear addition brought the back of the house to meet the previous four-season enclosed porch, creating room for the new guest suite and a rear entry to the patio.
The wall and entry to the rear porch were removed and reconfigured into a new spacious sunroom area with a larger opening to the rest of the house – gaining greater wheelchair accessibility throughout the first floor.
The four-season patio was transformed bringing in natural lighting and a more expansive view of their wooded backyard.
The rear powder room was expanded out to create a new master bath retreat for both them and their parents. The walk-in shower is great for easy access and has a spray bar and grab bar for leashing and cleaning the many dogs they foster.
The new main-level guest bedroom with backyard views was created by extending the rear corner of the home.
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Simone grew up in the Donaldson Run neighborhood of Arlington, VA admiring this mid-century modern redwood home every day she walked to and from Stratford Junior High School. In 1999 when she moved back to Arlington, she purchased her 1956 dream home from the same couple that owned the house back during her school…
It’s surprisingly not uncommon to find yourself and your family spending all your time in specific areas of your home as other areas gather dust from months or years of neglect. Some rooms have better lighting. Some are easier to access. Some just feel right, while others don’t give you the felt sense you’re seeking…
”To everyone, at Sun Design, we love our house!! I wish we needed more done!!!”Wishing you all the best, Geno