A Whole New House for this family in Bethesda, MD
This one-story brick home was located in a neighborhood in Bethesda, MD where most of the houses were built in the 1940’s and 1950’s. With the neighborhood’s great location and proximity to DC and other areas, high performing schools and beautiful setting, it is seeing a major whole house transformation in that many homeowners are electing to stay in their home and modify them to work for the way their families live today. The owners of this home were no exception.
The scope of work for this whole house renovation was extensive. This was originally a one- story brick home with a partially finished basement. The project involved remodeling the basement, reconfiguring the first floor and putting a second floor addition as well as substantial modifications to the exterior of the home.
This family had simply outgrown their space and wanted to enlarge and update the main living room area to include a kitchen with breakfast area as well as expand upward to move the master suite and kids bedrooms to their own level.
(Above) Left to Right: Front Before and Front After Renovation
The first floor footprint was redesigned and expanded to include a new open living space area complete with the following: a kitchen with walk-in pantry, a breakfast area, a living room, a dining room, a mudroom, a screened-in porch, and a guest bedroom with a full bathroom.
The second floor addition includes: A master suite with bedroom and bathroom, his and her walk-in closets, an office, two additional bedrooms each with walk-in closets, a jack-and-jill bathroom and a laundry room.
The basement work consisted of refinishing the existing space to incorporate a gym, den, game room, bathroom, and utility and storage area.
One of the major requirements for the homeowners was to modify the current entryway from a ground floor entrance to a first floor entrance. The existing garage and driveway were located at the basement level. They wanted to incorporate a new, detached rear garage into the design. Outside, a new ground level rear deck was added along with a new front entry porch, detached garage with a storage shed and a concrete driveway.
This 1940’s home sits on a great lot in a wonderful neighborhood but no longer functioned for this growing family. With a complete exterior redesign, detached garage, deck, renovation of the entire basement and first floor and addition of a second floor, the home is now not only absolutely gorgeous but functions perfectly for this busy family. With over 2000 square feet of additional space, it is truly a brand new home and one this family will enjoy for many years to come.