And yet another project in the Fort Worth, Arlington Heights addition. This project was for a family who had purchased this house brand new, but wanted significant design changes to the interior and exterior, as well as adding energy saving features. I redesigned the kitchen to accommodate a new cabinet design that added a tremendous amount of new storage, as well as a completely new commercial style appliance suite. We sourced turn-of-the-century reclaimed brick, and created two amazing and incredible features. One is the barrel ceiling in the entryway hall. Just by walking in the front door of this house, you know you are in for a treat! The drama of this space is also highlighted by the addition of two sconces chosen especially for the hallway. But when you reach the end of the hall and enter the family room, you see the real highlight of the house…the fireplace. Pictures almost don’t do it justice…it is built entirely out of 100+ year old reclaimed St Louis brick and is highlighted by two “Old Lions” that had been salvaged from an old estate, giving this fireplace the look of an old English Manor from the 15th century! From the paneled ceiling in the master bedroom, to all of the custom features added to the master bath, there was very little that wasn’t upgraded or touched during this remodel.
Practical additions to the property included a complete 2 car covered car port with custom rollaway entry gate, as well as the addition of foam insulation in the attic, with a high efficiency HVAC unit. This property offers a real glimpse into our ability to get very creative on design concepts for our clients.