Qualified Remodeler Magazine

FEB 2019

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e e n c n h n n k c h ki tc c e h k n ki t t h k i n k tc h n ki i t h ki i t e e h h e h n n n n h efficient solution, where efficiency is required. And yet the second floor does not feel cramped. It even has a small sitting area adjoining the second-floor landing. The efficiency upstairs, Levin notes, is designed to keep the family together on the main floor when not showering, studying or sleeping. And smack in the center of the main floor is a high-efficiency wood-burning fireplace which, when combined with the home's 70 R-value-rated ceilings and the light to flow right over the top of the office into the family and kitchen spaces, so that whole area casts a mesmerizing feel over the entire living plan." It should be noted that each section of clerestory windows is in fact a series of irregular sized win- dows that form a single light source. The purpose, Levin explains, is to subtly signal that the space on the inside is indeed one large space, when in fact it is not. It is several smaller spaces that are unified. All of it is made possible by the decision to move from 9- to 12-foot ceilings on the main floor. Four Bedrooms and a 'Megabath' The new second floor occupies half of the home's footprint. It is accessible via a set of stairs tucked neatly between the dining room and kitchen. Upstairs are four bedrooms, one for each child. The total square footage is slightly more than 1,000 square feet. The solution for how to fit everything into the space required some creativity involving the bath- room spaces. Two secondary bathrooms (toilet and bath/shower in each) are married by a large dou- ble-bowled lavatory room in the middle. It is a twist on what is known as a Jack-and-Jill bath, where two bedrooms share a full bath. This is a new kind of creation that Levin calls a "megabath"—a very DN DN KITCHEN DINING ROOM LIVING ROOM OFFICE BEDROOM BEDROOM MASTER BEDROOM GARAGE FOYER HALL BACK ENTRY M. BATH FULL BATH COVERED STOOP FIRE PLACE BEFORE Remodeled within the same footprint, the new floor plan moves the children upstairs to a new second floor while opening up the ground level with 12-foot ceilings and additional family space. Kitchen, living room, dining room and office are essentially unified. The new master suite is totally separate and includes a bigger master bath with sauna. A 'megabath' upstairs for the kids is shown at left. It includes two shower/ toilet rooms connected by a double lavatory vanity. The new master suite sauna (above) is conveniently accessed via the shower enclosure. QualifiedRemodeler.com February 2019 35 ki ki ki ki tc tc tc tc he he he e e e e he e e n n n n n n n n n n kitchen ki ki ki ki ki tc tc c c tc c tc c tc c he he n n KITCHEN DINING ROOM FAMILY ROOM GARAGE MASTER BEDROOM ki ki ki ki ki ki tc tc tc tc tc he he he he he he n n n n DECK MASTER BATH ki ki ki ki ki tc tc tc tc c tc he he he he he n n OFFICE ki ki k i ki i ki tc tc tc c tc tc tc h- h- h- h- WIC ki ki ki tc tc tc c t he he h he n n n n FOYER kitchen RAMP k ki ki ki ki ki ki ki ki k ki k k ki k tc tc tc tc tc tc tc tc t c tc tc he he he he he he he he he he h he h he n n n n n n n n n n n ROCK GARDEN k k ki k ki k k ki ki i i i ki k i tc t t t tc t tc tc c t tc t tc t t t t t c he he he e he e e e h n n n n n n n n n n SAUNA BEDROOM BEDROOM BEDROOM BEDROOM ki ki ki ki ki ki ki tc tc tc tc tc tc tc tc h- h- h- h- h- h- h h- WIC ki ki ki ki ki i ki k tc tc tc tc tc tc tc tc h- h h- h h- h- h h- WIC JACK & JILL BATH ki ki ki ki ki k k tc tc tc tc tc t t he he h he he he he he he e n n n n ki k ki ki k k ki k tc tc tc tc tc tc tc he he he he he e he he he n n n n STAIRS STAIRS ki tc he n POWDER kitchen MUD ROOM kitchen ki h BUTLER PANTRY ki k ki ki k tc tc c c tc c he he he he he e n n n n n ki ki ki ki k ki ki k tc tc tc tc tc c he he he he he he he e n n n n n n n HALL ki ki ki ki tc tc tc tc he he he e e e he e he e h he he he he he he he e e n n n n n n n n n n n n n ki h WOOD STOVE AFTER First Floor AFTER Second Floor

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