Room Additions Over $100,000

Gold Winner
Carnemark Systems & Design, Inc.,
Bethesda, Md.

Silver Winner:
Silent Rivers
Clive, Iowa

Bronze Winner:
Small Carpenters At Large
Atlanta, Ga.

The owners of this Cape Cod saltbox wanted to up their home’s curb appeal — and square footage. A smart 950-sq.-ft. Craftsman-style addition succeeded in doing both for this Falls Church, Va. room addition.

By moving the front door, Carnemark Systems & Design, Inc. was able to make a larger foyer for the homeowners and create an open stairwell with knee walls. This created a visual communication between the living and dining rooms.

Arts-and-crafts detailing throughout redefine the tone inside. This includes the fireplace tiles and mantel, the screen porch’s beaded ceiling, the custom-milled columns and trim, and the period lighting fixtures.

Upstairs, two new bedrooms and a new bath make room for the homeowner’s growing family. Adding a big dormer upstairs gives more space to an existing bedroom and contributes to the improved façade.

The exterior also got a face-lift with a detailed paint scheme, cedar-shake siding and a mahogany front door. To cap this project, Carnemark Systems & Design, Inc. put on a copper-roofed portico — extending just far enough to welcome visitors and passersby. The final total for this room addition was right around $300,000.

Products specified:

Bath fixtures: Grohe

Bath fixtures: Toto

Hardware: Baldwin

HVAC: Lennox Roofing: CertainTeed

Siding: James Hardie

Windows: Jeld-Wen Windows & Doors

Project location: Falls Church, Va.

Sq. ft. before: 2,310 sq. ft.

Sq. ft. after: 3,230 sq. ft.

Project cost: $300,000 (actual withheld)

Photo credit: Maxwell MacKenzie

SILVER: Silent Rivers
Clive, Iowa

BRONZE: Small Carpenters At Large
Atlanta, Ga.