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BEFORE: Lake-side of an original 770 s.f. 1950’s cottage. The area to the left of the door will be removed and the skylight relocated near the skylight on the right.

AFTER: The remodeled home has about 1,700 s.f. The master bedroom is on the left and an art studio above it both with dramatic views of the lake. A new kitchen and dinette has been added to the right with a large adjoining deck for outdoor entertaining.

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BEFORE: A summer-only 800 s.f. cottage with two bedrooms

AFTER: The addition created a farm-style 1,800 s.f. full-time home. A new well and septic field were added.

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BEFORE: This three bedroom suburban home has a seasonal view of Manhattan.

AFTER: A dormer was created in attic space for a relocated and enlarged master bedroom and on-suite.

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BEFORE: The small dated kitchen.

AFTER: The wall to the dining room was removed and a peninsula counter was placed between the two rooms.

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BEFORE: This was the original kitchen of a 1930s log home.

AFTER: The Owners wanted a contemporary kitchen that would fit with the classic log home.

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BEFORE: The Owners wanted to expand the house to accommodate visits from their grandchildren. The existing master bedroom and bath at the rear and the kitchen to the right were retained.

AFTER: The center of the house was razed and replaced with a two-story addition. The entry was relocated from the center of the house to an end. The large window provides spectacular views of the lake below.

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BEFORE: This non-descript two-bedroom house was positioned uncomfortably below the road on a small site. The lake set-backs prevented any expansion except up.

AFTER: The Owner wanted a craftsman-like home and limit prying eyes by passersby and to maximize views and interaction with the lake. Note, a 10’ x 18’ cantilevered balcony was added to the rear (see left back of photo).

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BEFORE: This abandoned suburban home had been in foreclosure.

AFTER: Construction nears an end. The Owner wanted large rooms throughout and bedrooms with vaulted ceilings.

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BEFORE: The Owners, an artist/professional photographer, and a musician, wanted a two-car garage and studio.

AFTER: The addition was positioned on a severely constrained site (set backs, lake, and septic system). The second floor studio has dramatic views of the lake and a private screened-in porch to enjoy the landscape.

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BEFORE: This rambling ranch had a number of small rooms. The addition will be added to the left side of the photo.

AFTER: The Owner wanted a two-car garage, larger bedrooms and to combine several existing rooms into a large room. A large attic was created as a playroom for the grandchildren.

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BEFORE: The mountain-side site for the single family residence has been cleared and foundations are being prepped.

AFTER: The craftsman-style home is complete. A 24’ x 30’ living room is positioned above the three-car garage. A den, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a laundry room are on the second floor.

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BEFORE: Foundations are being formed and the 5-bedroom septic field is being installed for this single family residence.

AFTER: The Adirondack-style home with 40-mile views has seven levels; 42 windows and four operable skylights, which are in the 1,100 s.f. living room. The home includes four Rumford masonry fireplaces, four full and two half baths.


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