This home renovation included the addition of am enclosed sunroom with large glass windows that show off the home's stunning interior spaces. A small outdoor deck features a wooden table and chairs set that provides the perfect spot for casual dining.
Up close, the gray standing seam metal is more conspicuous, showing where the main house ends and the additions begin. The modern picture window conveys this as well; with its clean lines, it marks a clear departure from the sash windows to the right.
A set of travertine stairs leads to the living room, which serves as the social hub of the home. Though small, there are two sconces on either side of the sliding glass doors to provide a guiding light at night.
In the living room, a rich, traditional wood Spanish door separates the modern addition from the original part of the home. This, along with Spanish artwork and other wood details helps to tie the new part of the home together with the original home. To create a modern addition, designers used bold colors and patterns to reflect the natural colors of the backyard, to which the living room has direct access.
This welcoming two-story home features a contemporary addition with two styles of retaining walls – bluestone and ashlar granite – separating the house from the driveway and defining the borders of the property.
The transition to the spacious kitchen is seamless, as this space too is flooded with light and dominated by neutrals. "Designing this kitchen with my friend and client was one of the most fun times ever!" Kay enthuses, and this is evident by the extreme attention to detail. For example, Kay points out how the prep area can be accessed by all four sides. "So while one is stirring the pot, another can clean and chop on the stainless steel island, while another can be washing dishes or rolling out pastry for baking."
Atlanta-based architect Norman Askins added 800 square feet, including this generous screened porch, to the eastern Alabama home designer James Farmer reimagined for the Martin family. It's not hard to imagine the new owners establishing deep roots here.
The addition to the back of the house puts a fun twist on the traditional colonial design. This space is constructed with tons of windows to allow natural light into the space, while also allowing the garden to become a part of the home's entertaining spaces.
In this Tudor kitchen, designers aded aspects that would modernize the space, while make sure the new design kept true to the integrity of the historic Tudor home. The walls are painted a light yellow color that makes the space bright, while the white cabinets and black soapstone countertops help to create a unique contrast. The upper cabinets are glass paneled, creating a more modern display case, while the lower cabinets are updated and have plenty of room for storage. Wood panels cover the kitchen's major appliances to help them seamlessly blend in with the design and create a sophisticated space full of all the modern comforts with plenty of traditional charm.