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Chapel Hill Renovation

Chapel Hill Renovation

Location: Chapel Hill, NC / Type: Residential Renovation

The owners of this 1930s house in Chapel Hill wanted a change. Initially, a new house was considered but upon further reflection though, the family decided to stay put and continue to enjoy their great neighborhood.

The Dutch Colonial house in one of Chapel Hill’s historic districts, maintained much of its original character from the street view. Away from the street, a former rear service porch had been altered and enclosed. That area become the primary focus of the exterior changes. The altered porch zone was removed and a new two-story addition was added in the style of the original house, as the family wished.

An open floor plan for an expanded kitchen and dining was desired as the primary main level change, supplemented by a new laundry/mudroom at the back entry. We also improved connectivity to the outdoors, including an expanded screened porch off of the dining area. A designated master suite was key on the upper level. The design solution for both levels united repurposed existing space with the areas of the new addition, which totalled 700 square feet.

Images of the home before renovation.