We were contacted in September of 2009 to design a renovation on a Homewood, AL home that caught on fire. The entire interior and roof had to be replaced. The original house was very closed off and had no view to the rear entertaining area of the house. We proposed restructuring the entire house layout, creating a very open living space flooded by natural light. Here are the existing and new floor plan layouts.
We moved the Living Room to the rear of the house and opened it to a large covered porch. The porch overlooks a rear pool and patio and has french door access to a Sunroom with louvered shutters and cedar bracket roof supports. The new master suite fills the space of the existing Living Room and Bedroom. The secondary bedrooms were relocated to the second floor that was created with a raised roof line. The seond floor also has an open loft and bonus room A large detached garage/workshop was added with porch connections to the main house. The apartment area above the garage also connects to the main house by way of a catwalk off of a second story terrace. I am obviously a little biased, but I think the before and after photos speak for themselves. It is quite a transformation!