This couple was in a bad situation when they contacted us about their addition. The previous contractor had started the addition with no permit and built the foundation 7 feet outside the rear setback with no variance from the city. After a redesign and some significant remediation work, the project was back underway and the couples dream of a space to entertain both indoors and out was about to be a reality.
The couple wanted their new carport to serve as an outdoor entertaining space off the den. Cedar columns and shakes were used on the exterior and cypress siding was used on the interior to dress up the space. Hidden doors allow for much needed space at the back of the carport as well.
Much needed linen and china storage were achieved with a hidden room off the dining room. Custom paneling was installed along the dining room wall to tie in the accents from the den.
The den features a large fireplace with a hidden TV above, custom built ins and exposed beams with a cypress tongue and groove ceiling.
Challenges & Obstacles
When we took this project over from the previous contractor the city was telling us we would have to tear down the framing and foundation due to the lack of permit. When we found out the foundation was outside the set back, we thought this was our only option. After working with the city and many engineers, we were able to test the foundation work and keep the existing structure in place. This saved the homeowners thousands of dollars. We were able to conquer our set back issue by working with the architect to develop a plan to remove 7 feet off the back of the addition so that we could get back inside our set back. This again saved the homeowners a great deal of money.