This 1970-era waterfront home was completely remodeled and updated. Demolition included the existing roof framing, window, siding and deck. The chimney was found to be structurally unsound and demolished. Interior partitions were removed to allow for the relocation/reconfiguration of the master bedroom, kitchen and living room.
New trusses were used to create a more pleasing roofline and to raise the existing living room ceiling to 11 feet. The master bedroom, kitchen and two additional bedrooms were relocated to take advantage of panoramic views of Agate Passage. Additional improvements include a new septic system and hydronic infloor heating system.
Sustainable features include new high-performance windows, enhanced insulation, radiant floor heating, high-performance Buderus boiler and locally-sourced and recycled finish materials.
The separate living and dining rooms were combined and completely remodeled to create a new great room. The existing roof was re-framed and the ceiling raised to 11 feet. Remotely-operated skylights were added, as well as new high-performance windows and sliding patio doors. A raised granite hearth and clear cherry built-ins anchor the end of the room. Clear white oak wood tops a new radiant-heated floor.
The kitchen was completely remodeled and relocated to take advantage of panoramic views of Agate Passage. Materials include clear cherry cabinets, granite counters, tumbled stone backsplash, stone tile over new radiant-heated floors, stainless steel appliances and a new built-in clear cherry breakfast nook.
The master bath was relocated and features clear-stained cherry cabinets with reeded glass doors, Giallo marble countertop, limestone floor tiles and tumbled limestone wainscot.
The second phase of the project involved the rebuilding of an existing boat shed and the overhaul of existing landscaping. The gable roof of the boat shed was replaced with a flat roof, to provide a large deck for viewing passing boats. Building materials were selected to match the remodeled home, including red cedar
shakes and fiberglass Pella windows.
After the 2011 earthquake (magnitude 6.3) that devastated the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, civic leaders undertook a competition to re-build several city blocks within the city. They saw an opportunity to bring more residents into the city and improve on the sustainable character of Christchurch.learn more