Team Entry: Architectural Resource, Ann Arbor, Mich. and
Mark Dennis Remodeling, Dexter, Mich.
Sq. ft. before: 180 sq. ft.
Sq. ft. after: 390 sq. ft.
Featured in the July issue of Qualified Remodeler, the goal of this room addition from Architectural Resource, Ann Arbor, Mich. and Mark Dennis Remodeling, Dexter, Mich., were to remove a mundane existing hipped roofed “box” and in its place add a unique and special feature to the home. The primary intent of the space was to feature a fireplace which beyond purely pragmatic and utilitarian purposes of generating heat was to be a visually distinctive and physically striking sculptural form; essentially a functional piece of art.
The solution’s external design took its cues from the existing home’s 45-degree thrusting cross gables. On the interior, the fireplace itself echoed the projecting cross- gable theme. On the knotty pine rustic cathedral ceiling, a staggered and offset skylight array mimicked the design theme of the existing home’s fenestration pattern.
One judge commented that they loved how the team took the weakest end of the home and made it the strongest.
Mark of Excellence Remodeling, Inc., West Long Beach, N.J.