His Final Vision Brought To Life

Project Summary: His Final Vision Brought To Life

Primary Bedroom & Bathroom Addition on a 1906 Mt. Lookout home.

Timeline: Year designed: 2020 Year built: 2023
Location: Mt. Lookout, OH
Remodeled Space: Bathroom, Home Addition

The Challenge

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!

Project Transformation

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Special Selections, Materials and Techniques:

This addition blended a 1906 home with modern day conveniences without compromising its beauty and historic charm. A first-floor primary suite bathroom was added onto the Owners existing first floor bedroom and a powder room was added to the Lower Level.

Joanne’s love of antiques is evident as they fill the rooms and walls throughout the home. We all knew we would have to introduce some modern selections throughout the new spaces, while marrying the love of antique and unique. The combination of the two became one of a kind!

A double vanity in a rich Brazilian Rosewood finish with elegant distressing and carved details and a travertine countertop brings the touch of elegance the space deserved. The ceramic floor tile by Merola Tile in warm burnt orange, creamy vanilla, and rich blue hues created a vibrant and playful pattern. The shower pan and walls are single panel Swanstone in Bermuda Sand to continue the warmth throughout the space and not compete with the colorful tile, while also providing the ease of cleaning without any grout lines. Chrome plumbing fixtures by American Standard, Quentin Collection provides the soft curves to mimic the vanity cabinetry and elegance of a vintage piece while still being new. Wainscott paneling was placed, painted in Sherwin Williams Snowbound to provide a contrasting pop off the tile and the vibrant wall color above of Benjamin Moore Prussian Blue- which ties in the hints of blue throughout the floor tile. The room is adorned with treasures of stained glass, art, sculptures, lighting and mirrors all found during Joanne’s antiquing adventures, many with Dick. And even one with our Selections Coordinator! The bedroom received new carpeting supplied by the homeowner, a large Pella bay window and walls painted in Sherwin Williams Storm Cloud. A new custom closet system by California Closets completes the space with the perfect blend of function and fun!

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Creative Contracting, Inc. is composed of an astounding group of people. Each and every one listened, responded, acted, helped, did their job and more in ways that were over and beyond all expectations. My husband was ill when we first talked and passed away before we broke ground; this group supported me and his dream in every way! Debi explained every step of the process and the contract and put together an amazing group of subs. Joe oversaw the project, meeting with me weekly to keep tabs and answer any questions. Lauren worked hard to help me choose colors and carpet and fixtures.... she even went to an antique mall with me! And I cannot say enough about my head carpenters.... Jay and Adam are true craftsmen but more, they are wonderful humans. They worked with me - made great suggestions and yet also listened when I knew exactly what I wanted. My new bathroom addition, and bedroom/closet renovation, plus basement space and powder room are so beautiful because of CCI. They exceeded all my hopes and expectations and I do not hesitate to give 5 stars!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, all of you!
Joanne T.

Homeowner, Mt. Lookout, OH

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