Qualified Remodeler Magazine

AUG 2018

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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he client of the "Sun Room Addition" project is actually the owner of a sun room design and construction company. He sought to build a sun room at the rear of his home that would serve as a person- al retreat, as well as an opportunity to show potential clients an example of the quality of work his company was capable of executing. e existing home is a traditional, two-story brick home, with one-story wings extending toward the rear from the right and left sides. A small covered porch pre- viously occupied this space, but the views were blocked by the one-story wings on each side. is created a dark space that was not very inviting. We worked with the client to develop an open, bright and elegant space that is both a private retreat for the owner and a showplace for his clients. e client wanted to enclose the space and create a new sun room that would extend beyond the existing walls of the residence. One of the requirements was to bring as much natural light into the space as possible by incorporating high ceilings and lots of windows. One of the challenges that actually helped drive the design was the existence of a window in the second story—which had to be kept for light and code egress requirements—above the existing porch area. In order to avoid a roofline interfering with the window, we de- cided to vault the roof as it extends towards the rear of the home. is design opened up the view formerly diminished by the residence and captured a great deal of indirect natural light. e high vaulted ceiling serves to combat the narrow- ness of the 18-foot 6-inches wide by 19-foot 10-inch long space. Floor-to-ceiling windows and full French doors at the rear wall open the space up to the outside, and by sloping the wall outward it gestures toward the view. e roof overhang extends 24 inches beyond the sloping glass wall. e overhang, in conjunction with the sloping wall, shades the expanse of glass from direct sun. Another challenge was coming up with a way to merge Showplace Sun Room A terrace set between two wings of a traditional brick home becomes a personal retreat and a superb business example. By Brent Legendre MASTER DESIGN AWARDS 2017 | SILVER ADDITION LESS THAN $250,000 Scott Wilson Architect LLC Franklin, Tenn., scottwilsonarchitect.com Project name: Sun Room Addition T the style of the existing house with the new sun room. At the exterior of the sun room, we designed two brick, engaged columns that frame the sun room on either side. ese columns help join the new sun room with the ex- isting home and accentuate the sloping wall of glass. While the modern design of the sun room contrasts with the traditional existing residence, materials and details were carefully thought out to complement the QualifiedRemodeler.com QR August 2018 25

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