Challenge: A small 1940 home with cape code attic needing a 2nd floor addition & 1st floor overhaul. The owners loved the large lot, but needed additional bedrooms/bathrooms for kids & guests.
Outcome: Almost a brand new house from the foundation up. A 2nd floor was stretched upward from the perimeter floor plan, while leaving a double-height space for circulation above & dining/meeting below. Light floods this space & others w/ complimentary new windows through-out. A fresh take on the farmhouse aesthetic is seen inside use of white, black, & warm woods, and for the exterior, a reference to metal cladding.
Area: 2150 sf
Architect & Design/Builder: DII Architecture
GC: Construction People Corp.
Drafters/Renderers: Workus Studio, LLC
Photographer: Black Olive Photographic
Owners: Carrie & Ben Missele
Arlington Heights, IL