Qualified Remodeler Magazine

JUN 2015

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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are in strict keeping with the shingle-style, notes Davitt. Te standing seam metal roof and the sailboat weather- vane also help the tower stand out. BUTTONED UP Understanding the building envelope requirements in an area where hurricanes and Nor'easters roll of the coast from September to April is essential, says Davitt. All of the Andersen A-Series wood windows facing the coast are rated DP-50, Dade County, Fla.'s toughest standard for windows. In addition, all of the fashing around openings is installed specifcally to stand up to the tough New England weather. And yes, the garage has been moved, but it's all in keeping with the footprint of the previous structure. Meanwhile, most of the drama is reserved for the three-story rear elevation, complete with a tower element that anchors the home and provides added distinction. Form follows function in the tower, says Davitt. Up top it houses a yoga room with an inspiring view. On the main level it serves as a breakfast nook. And on the ground level, it houses the requested mudroom in Melville-esque style, com- plete with boat hooks for hanging bathing suits, coats, etc. Te detail of the tower roof is worth noting. Mahogany knee-brackets support its roof structure, the mullion pat- tern of the windows, and the bulging fares at each foor Visitors now enter a grand foyer that features an extra-wide staircase, large spherical light fixtures, and a geographically accurate compass rose integrated into the flooring. Before QualifiedRemodeler.com | ForResidentialPros.com QR June 2015 21

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