Dunn Residence Remodel

The Dunn’s moved from a lovely contemporary home into this one level ranch home in neighboring Barrington on a large lot.  The house includes a one car garage, with low ceilings and little light.  Our challenge was to take this dark rancher and create a light filled open and roomy house for the couple, ideal for living and entertaining guests.  An artist, Mr. Dunn required a painting studio and hobby room to do furniture restoration.

Classic Craftsman

The open floor plan design includes a clearstory dormer over the living area, with a two sided stone fireplace to the dining room.  We created an addition on the left and rear of the house that includes  the kitchen and great room, with a cathedral ceiling and glass walls.  A large bluestone patio with retaining walls shield the property from neighbors.

The finishes are an eclectic mixture of antiques and contemporary finishes.  The house includes two bedrooms, a guest room with bath and larger master suite with private deck/patio, walk in closets and a laundry area, and a sitting room with views to the landscaped yard.  At the front of the house, we added a side entry two car garage to create a motor court effect.  Above the garage we included an art studio with access to the entrance foyer area.

Designed in a classic craftsman theme, we added some stone at the front of the house and painted cement siding, painted black shutters and white trim to finish off a classic appearance to the house.

The house was constructed by Legnola Builders of Haddonfield.  Landscape and Hardscape design by Al Masulo of Knollltop Nurseries of Haddonfield.