Qualified Remodeler Magazine

MAY 2014

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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stabilize the foundation and the adjacent pool area required more than 100 helical pilings drilled to location-specific depths and bolted into the slab, with a soil engineer determining just how deep the pilings needed to go. O n c e i t b e c a m e c l e a r renovations would be far more than cosmetic, architect James Dupree was brought into the effort. The owners had always wanted a North Carolina-style timber-frame home, and Dupree quickly went about bringing the couple's alpine ideas to life. "They particularly like the look of logs and stone and natural elements on the exterior," Browdy says. "They shied away from anything artificial." So, the rotting siding was replaced with a combination of red cedar clapboards, bark siding and natural stone veneer, and, of course, the timber supports that no self-respecting mountain home can be without. Dupree worked with Lock- Tite Log Systems in Salisbury, N.C., to ensure the logs were engineered and treated to meet Florida wind-code requirements. Lock-Tite then transported and erected the timber systems. The company's contributions continued inside the house, where it also manufactured the timber staircase — though the unique mountain laurel balusters came from another supplier. INTERIOR STYLE The interior floor plan didn't change a great deal, according to Browdy, though the finishes were substantially upgraded. Take, for example, the kitchen: Though it was the most recently remodeled of the home's interior spaces, little remains of that earlier upgrade, aside from a couple appliances. "Baronial" might be an apt description of the room today. To match the scale and visual weight of the rough-hewn timbers (and oversized dining and living room furnishings), Dupree called for chunky French-styled cabinetry loaded with detail and wedding-cake layers of trim, but the formality 16 May 2014 QR ForResidentialPros.com PROJECTS: Design Solutions The outdoor area features a kitchen and dining pavilion, expansive patio and pool complete with a swim-up bar. The interior floor plan did not change too much, but almost all of the finishes were upgraded. Chunky French-style cabinetry and layers of trim are complemented by finishes that balance gentility and age. Photos: Shots by Roxy QUR_14-17_DesignSol514.indd 16 4/28/14 9:45 AM

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