Qualified Remodeler Magazine

OCT 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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wonderful lot with gorgeous landscap- ing begs a welcoming entry that makes a grand statement. A small, dark setback entry just will not do. We were asked to give this 1981 house a dramatic, sweep- ing entry. •is home underwent a major kitchen remodel in 2008 and a major master bath remodel in 2011 by our company. Now it was time to create a dramatic entry re•ecting those modern renovations. By using contemporary materials and style, we joined the two previous restorations together to create a cohesive, modern home. Once inside, the owner also wanted to open the entry up to the large vaulted living room and create a sensa- tional sweeping stairway to the basement. •e owner is a collector of very unique artworks—many of which are oversized—so an entry with additional wall space was desirous and imperative. How do you create a dramatic entry when all you see as you approach the home is a large vaulted garage roof? Add to this fact that the living part of the home was a basic "rancher" design with 8-foot ceilings. We had to create an entry that could compete with the garage roof but not be out of scale once you entered the house. Since the entry was located in the home's center, the entry width available also limited our stair conŠguration options. •e solution was to create a 24-foot-high vaulted entry rising above and balancing the large adjacent garage roof. To poise the volume inside the entry, we created a 10-foot- wide by 14-foot-high doorway between the entry and exist- ing living area. Clean modern lines, a sleek curved railing and a cascading globe light Šxture present a very welcoming A Grand Welcome Using contemporary materials and style, two previous restorations are united by a dramatic entryway, resulting in a cohesive home aesthetic. By Janette Hruban, AIA, and Ryan Ruffcorn, AIA A Photos: Jon Pece, Rockethorse Photography PROJECTS: Designer's Notebook 38 October 2018 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com

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