Room Additions over $100,000

Marrokal Construction Company
San Diego, Calif.
Project location: Encinitas, Calif.
Sq. ft. before: 2,500
Sq. ft. after: 3,150
Project cost: $225,000

This room addition project is an addition of a casita which is connected to the main house by an entry tower. The new room sits in the middle of what used to be the front lawn with a large coral tree. The casita serves as guest accommodations and opens to an ulterior courtyard.

The entry tower creates a sequence which moves you from a newly created courtyard, complete with fountain, through a custom gate. From here visitors can then go into the interior courtyard complete with a second fountain and outdoor fireplace.

With nowhere to add additional space on the lot, the solution to remove a tree and create a series of interconnected courtyards and gateways has created private areas and a unique and intriguing path of entry from the street to the main set of front doors.

For this room addition project, the judges felt this remodeling team did a great job not only enhancing the existing exterior, but also tying it altogether.

Products specified:

Bath cabinets: Imperial Custom Cabinets
Bath fixtures: Grohe
Brick/masonry: El Dorado Stone
Flooring: Arizona Tile
Kitchen Cabinets: Imperial Custom Cabinets
Appliances: U-Line, KitchenAid
Windows: Pella

Feinmann, Inc.
Arlington, Mass.

Kohler Homes, Inc.
Burke, Va.

The Wills Company
Nashville, Tenn.