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Split-Level 2nd Story Addition

2019 - Frankfort, IL

The Client approached us to design a 2nd story addition for their existing split-level suburban home.  The program included a new master bedroom with en-suite bath, extra bedroom, a craft room, and a large "studio" room.  Incorporating all these new spaces was made more challenging by limiting the size of the addition to extending it only over the lower first floor footprint.  As such, the new rooms were laid with minimal hallways, often serving as part of the circulation path.  The existing stair which was located in the center of the house was extended half a level up to the addition.  In order to lighten up the new stair and new hallway, a skylight was added, thus bringing in the warmth of the natural light right into the center of the house.  The project also provided an opportunity to enhance the existing front door by creating a real porch with a new gable roof detail, and porch columns.  For the entire project the homeowners acted as their own general contractor.  The construction of the exterior shell framing was completed by a local carpentry contractor, while the remainder of the interior construction was handled by the homeowners.

Project Status - Completed

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