We created an outdoor kitchen space for our current client’s mother at this home a few years ago. This spring our architects, Ernesto and Tucker, were asked to design a screened room addition. We explored a few different options and locations for the screen porch before landing on the final design, in which we extended an existing gable bump out with a cedar post and beam approach. With both of our clients working from home, as well as home-schooling, this renovation allowed for some much-needed flex space for their various work and school needs, as well as potential guest space, when needed.
These clients contacted us with the intent to reclaim their outdoor space on the Southeast side of Bloomington. The deck that was originally installed on this custom home was starting to lose its original luster. The treated boards and framing had taken on quite a bit of moisture and were rotting in places. Our team was hired to demolish the old deck and build back something more functional and safe. We worked with their son who is an architect out of Hollywood, California to reimagine the space altogether.
Franklin Studios laid out the plans for a larger open deck area with a curved railing. One challenge was to tie in an existing screened area to seamlessly transition to the new deck. Our crew framed the 450 square foot deck after tearing down the existing structure and pouring new footings for posts.
The homeowners of this classic country estate contacted us about fulfilling a vision that had been formed years earlier. Russ Herndon, a current member of the LWB design team and former owner of Russ Herndon Design, had drawn a front porch addition for the clients about 15 years ago. Our clients were now ready to execute the porch design to complement their two-story traditional colonial that was custom-built in the early 1990s.