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   “Like many Anchorage homes built in the 80's, the garage is front and center and is the first thing you see when you approach the home,” says Maximillian Zurek, architectural designer with Treeline Construction. “There were four exterior doors into the house and none of them were visible from the street. There was no hierarchy of approach, and the homeowners were tired of guests being confused about the location of the main entry.”
Updating the exterior of the home would not only provide an aesthetic upgrade, but also a necessary point of clarity. “(To) make it very clear
how to approach the front entry, we added an accessory roof with a contemporary trellis structure,” explains Maximillian. “The entry deck, railing and roof share angled structural columns, and the walls and soffit are clad in a cedar rain screen creating a warm, inviting 'obvious' pathway to the main entry door that is tucked in along the side of the house.”
Bringing the outside in
Contemporary homes are generally identified by clean lines, smart design and open floor plans; yet, the “contemporary” label alone does not fully capture the Boss’ newly redesigned space. Simplistic style and metal materials mix effortlessly with wooden elements throughout their home for just a touch of natural warmth.
With the inlet view at the very center of their design vision, replacing all windows throughout the home and increasing the height of the bay windows in the sunken living room would become step one as they tackled the interior.
“We were then ready to get on with what we thought was a kitchen and dining room remodel, and ended up being a complete rebuild,” says Gary. “Max was amazing to work with. We ended up with 3D color images of what our new home would look like, and amazingly the home looks just like the drawings.”
To create Radine’s dream kitchen, a weight-bearing wall would only temporarily stand in the way.
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