Madison Split Level Transformation
Overview: A common split-level home with a partial brick veneer situated in a neighborhood with similar homes was in need of a facelift. Our client also desired more space for a grand kitchen and family room.
Challenge: The scope of the project required that we keep the footprint changes minimal and maintain the mid-level bedrooms and bathrooms while repurposing a large portion of the existing first level to create more living space. An additional challenge was to work with the homeowner for LEED certification, which ensures environmentally responsible design.
Solution: Both levels of the split were added to, creating a larger family room and combined kitchen that opened up to a dining room on the half story above. A new story was added above the family room to accommodate a master suite with a traditional sleeping porch. The new basement was fully finished with a new garage bay, exercise room and wine cellar. The Art and Crafts style of the exterior blended the two levels by incorporating tapered columns with natural stone bases, extended eaves with timber brackets, and welcoming open trussed portico.