A) The existing single-family residence is a two-story frame house with an unfinished basement. The home was constructed in 1923 and has a footprint measuring approximately 1,148 square feet. The existing lot measures 4978 square fee. Within the rear yard of the home, a shed measuring 9'10" x 23' (226 SF) presently exists. The site’s building footprint is impacted by the existence of a 15 foot wide storm water drainage easement which runs diagonal across the right rear of the lot. The house has a covered front porch and simple gabled roof with the ridge running parallel to the street. The second story has two gabled dormers which face the street and a single, shed dormer to the rear. The exterior of the home is finished in horizontal vinyl siding with vinyl and wood window trim. The structure has gone through many renovations, including the conversion of former second floor attic space to livable space. As part of this conversion, front and rear dormers were added. The neighborhood is an old one, where most houses are bungalows.
B) The house is a fixer-upper.
C) Problems/Issues: Inefficient use of space; Structural issues; Cost of remodeling; tiny kitchen; 2nd floor bathroom not directly accessible to one of the bedrooms; Historic Area.
The house is located in a Historic District. This means any exterior work must be approved by the county historic commission. We have gone through an initial process whereby we met with the commission with a proposal (plan attached). However, the cost of implementing that plan plus all the additional changes we would have to make to the exterior -- such as changing vinyl siding to all wood, using wood windows whenever new are added, etc. -- quickly put the project beyond our financial means. We are now reconsidering what we can do on a more modest budget. (In a future phase of the project I intend to remove the vinyl siding and bring the house closer to its original exterior.)
A) Please see attached: HomeRemodelingDescription_2.pdf
B) Please see attached: HHomeRemodelingDescription_2.pdf (forgot to mention there that we have wood floors (pine) throughout the house that we will recover.)
C) We will execute the project.
D) Yes, we would like to continue working with the winner. It is probably not necessary that the architect be available on site.
Please see 'ExistingAndProposed.pdf' for general measurements and current floor plan. 'Site photos.pdf' contains exterior photos. The 'Measurement' pdf's contain more detailed measurements. Please disregard 'HomeRemodelingDescription.pdf' and use 'HomeRemodelingDescription_2.pdf'
(1) PLAN VIEWS: Scale 1/4"-1' (or 1/50)
(1) ELEVATION VIEW(S): Scale 1/4"-1' (or 1/50) for historic commission
(X) PERSPECTIVE/AXONOMETRIC VIEWS: from main street - for historic commission