Adding on to an early 1900’s home without it looking out of place is always tough. Matching trim details, foundation, siding, and interior design elements of matching modern-day amenities with an old, charmed feel can be challenging. And that turned out to be the easy part of this project!
The discussion of this project began a few years ago when the Owner (who was an architect) designed an addition on his own family home to create a new primary bedroom and bathroom space for he and his wife to enjoy. During this period of searching for the right contractor, he was diagnosed with an aggressive and terminal form of cancer. While some may have put a project like this on the back burner after receiving that type of news, it only deepened his desire to ensure the project would be completed for his loving wife. Our design team had many great meetings with both clients to confirm the process and provide confidence in the success of the build. Ultimately, Creative Contracting was awarded the project shortly before the Owner passed. Collectively, we felt a team pride that he was at peace and this dream of theirs would indeed be fulfilled.
Our entire team knew this would be a different project. Not because of the design or construction, but because of the emotion and sentiment attached. And ultimately because of Joanne, whose positive attitude and passionate spirit filled her home and our time together throughout selections and into construction.
Driving down the hidden drive in Mt. Lookout, you end at a vibrant yellow house that is no doubt filled with happiness and love because of who resides in it. While our team of skilled craftsman and preferred vendors enjoyed the construction side of things and bringing this final vision to life, we all gained something better – a new friend!