Our clients reached out to us wanting to update their family home in Hoosier Acres. The scope of this project included major interior and exterior work. The design focus outside was to create a new generous porch while more seamlessly connecting the house with the existing backyard pool, and also creating extra space to entertain on multiple decks. The interior work consisted of two new bathrooms, built-in casework for the primary bedroom closets, and new carpeted stairs and doors that lead down to the basement.
We relished the chance to work on this beautiful home near Bloomington’s Griffy Lake. Built by renowned local homebuilder Tim Laughlin, the house features a beautiful backyard that our clients enjoyed from their existing deck. LWB partnered with our clients to design a screened porch in place of the aging composite decking structure. We designed a veranda-stye approach to the screened porch– the clients want to keep a wide area available for staging plants. We used a screen system that allowed for floor-to-ceiling screening for optimal viewing of the lush gardens and plantings.
Over the last 6 years, we have been renovating this beautiful home. The first phase was a gut and remodel of the entire home. The second phase is the transformation of the previously unfinished attic space into a home office, and the final phase being the garage addition. For this final portion, the homeowners hired Springpoint Architects, who did a beautiful job of putting together a design that provided a garage with entrance into the existing basement, a main floor screen porch and patio, complete with a green roof over the remainder of the garage, and finally a balcony above the screen porch that is accessible from the second floor of the home.
This screen-porch addition replaced a small deck in the backyard of a downtown bungalow. The layout, designed by Ernesto Castaneda, allows for outdoor dining, has a small exterior deck space for grilling, and includes a wood stove for some cozy colder-season porch time. One feature that is noteworthy is the screen door on a sliding door track. We like this because it allows for maximum use of space on either side of the door. In this instance, it allows for the dining table right inside the door and the grill right outside. Additionally, the custom reclaimed-redwood door will take much less abuse in this orientation. This new porch addition and extended living space have created the perfect oasis for entertaining and relaxing during the summer and fall evenings.
This home overlooks a huge backyard that is dedicated to our clients’ wonderful gardens. However, the back porch and patio were in a state of disrepair, retaining walls were failing, and the deer were having a field day with the gardens. Our scope of work here was to redo the porch and patio and integrate it into the landscaping.