$400,001 – $600,000
The objective of this project was to create an addition that would provide a home that would include a separate (private) space for aging parents, additional living area, and a separate office space. During the design phase, we discovered we had a FEMA issue. The existing structure is in an AE12 zone, with an elevation of 12.8′. The current building code requires all work to conform with base zone plus 1 foot, which means 13 feet, so to be able to continue, we had to include a 4″ step up between the existing and new structures. Also, FEMA required the two structures to have no less than a 3/4″ separation that can only be connected with metal flashing, so we decided to bump the ceiling heights to 9′ 4″ so from the outside there is a definite distinction between the (2) structures, but most importantly, architecturally, it has the appealing look of one home. Inside, we carried the same porcelain plank flooring into the addition. The new family room has tray ceiling with LED strip lighting behind crown molding. Custom design (molding) above sliders. Family room includes a 72″ linear electric fireplace, with stone facade and granite hearth. Custom recessed panels above mantel and under hearth with floating shelves and cabinetry next to. Family room also includes full-wall built-in book case (which hides the separation of the (2) structures.) Crown molding in all rooms. We added a guestroom off of the family room (which can be used in the future if nursing / caretaker is required). The in-law suite (1,200 feet in total) includes: private driveway, 1 car attached garage, a galley style kitchen which includes a 2-burner electric cook-top, microwave, under counter refrigerator, and a under-mounted kitchen sink. Custom tumbled marble back-splash. Granite counter tops with ample cabinets for storage along with a built in that hides the stacked washer / dryer. Toe-kick lighting in both kitchen and bathroom. Kitchen opens into private sitting area (150 sq feet). Large bedroom suite includes lighted tray-ceiling, Universal design elements, such as, zero thresholds, large walk-in shower, elevated toilet with grab bars, and an over-sized walk-in closet. Enlarged doorways throughout. Private screened lanai off bedroom. New office (140 sq feet) added to existing garage, which includes impacted rated full-light french doors, LED lighting, and matching crown and trim. With all new windows, roof, stucco, paint and landscaping this home has become one of the more pleasant looking houses in the neighborhood.
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