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Addition to 200-Year-Old Farmhouse

October 9, 2018

The 1804 brick farmhouse on the left is in Oregonia, Ohio. The wood-framed addition to the right, designed to be subordinate and complementary to the original house, adds a master suite, kitchen, laundry, family room and sitting porch.

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Two Roofs!

June 9, 2018

This project on Ault View in Mt. Lookout involves adding a second floor to an existing one-story house. The carpenter came up with a way to keep the existing roof intact while constructing the addition's walls and roof around and over it, keeping the first floor protected from weather in the proc...

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Twin Gables

May 25, 2017

This 85-year-old house in Hyde Park had one unique, defining element: the steeply-pitched gable over the front door. The addition on the right side of the house 'fits in' and 'honors' the original house by mimicking that gable, with a new shed dormer connecting the two across the front of the hou...

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Tudor Front Porch

April 18, 2016

Beautiful Tudor house in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Cincinnati was in need of a front porch. What we came up with is supposed to 'look like it's always been there' — a common theme when adding on to a Hyde Park house.

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Scissor Trusses

November 13, 2015

This addition in Mason, Ohio is using scissor trusses. Using scissor trusses is an economical way of getting a cathedral ceiling, with plenty of room for insulation.

Richardson & Rice, general contractor

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Glen Lake Cottage

July 20, 2015

This project is basically finished — just a little bit of landscaping left to do. We renovated and added on to a small cottage on Little Glen Lake in northern Michigan. It now has an open floor plan, a 1st floor master suite, and a screened porch. It's hard to tell new from old, which is wh...

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Old School Box Gutters

May 26, 2015

On this addition we're matching everything we can to the existing house — including the copper-lined box gutters. These are being installed by Ronald Schloss Roofing.

General Contactor: Queen City Construction, Jim Carroll.

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Demolition!

April 1, 2015

To make way for two new additions, an existing garage and sunroom were demolished. Always surprising (and humbling) to see how quickly something that's been standing sturdily for decades can be torn down.

Queen City Construction, general contractor.

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Carpenters Are Tough!

February 24, 2015

Below zero outside this morning and carpenters are framing a porch addition. Unbelievable. Any time I start feeling sorry for myself because I'm having trouble figuring out a bathroom layout or something all I need to do is visit a jobsite. Seeing people REALLY work reminds me of how easy I have ...

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Addition

January 2, 2015

Framing is about done for a 2-story addition. Master suite over kitchen & sunroom over full basement.

Brian McFarland, builder.

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Front Porch

October 29, 2014

Crisp, clean front porch addition over an existing stoop that was enlarged by 1 foot all around. Fiberglass columns, beadboard ceiling.

Brian McFarland, builder.

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Covered Patio

October 1, 2014

This is a recently-completed covered patio addition in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. Designed to be converted to a screened porch or enclosed patio room (with the addition of windows and glass doors). Intent was to make it look like a natural extension of the existing house - the mason did an excellent j...

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Glen Lake Cottage

August 11, 2014

This cottage renovation & addition in Northern Michigan is coming along slowly but surely. New balustrades on the 2nd floor balcony and 1st floor deck are based on the original cottage balustrade. Screened porch is starting to be framed on the right side of the picture. Quartersawn Custo...

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Mariemont Addition

May 23, 2014

Addition / renovation for a growing family in Mariemont, Ohio. Working around an existing 2nd floor bathroom - that's the white window on the upper left. 2nd floor of the addition is a bedroom. 1st floor is a master bedroom (with master bath & closet in an adjacent renovated existing area) an...

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'Tudor' Addition

May 21, 2014

Under construction - breakfast nook & deck addition. Pretty straightforward - matching the mid-'80s house with tudor styling. Lots of glass to let in light. New bay at the end of the addition matches the existing bay to the right. Standard pressure-treated wood deck with round black metal bal...

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Northern Michigan Cottage

May 13, 2014

Under construction - addition to an existing cottage on Little Glen Lake in Northern Michigan. View from the dock. Addition is to the left, containing a master bedroom suite. Existing cottage has been totally gutted, insulated, interior rearranged/opened up, etc. Quartersawn Custom Carpentry (Fra...

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Front Porch

May 6, 2014

Front porch addition to a house in Anderson Township. Framing is mostly done. Precast fiberglass columns make things go very quickly! Already it's easy to see what a difference this porch is going to make. David Costa General Contractor.

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Happy Family Room

April 8, 2014

Addition completed a few years ago. Family room with screened porch & deck beyond. Bright, cheerful room that gets a ton of use. Unlike every other architect on the planet, I actually prefer 'lived in' looking photos like this one!

Martin & Son, general contractor.

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Disappearing TV!

March 21, 2014

This is in a covered deck addition nearing completion. TV drops down from an opening in the ceiling - can't even tell it's there when closed. The inside of the opening will be painted flat black. Neat idea that I want to use in a master bedroom project sometime . . .

Dennis Cronin, builde...

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Brackets

December 12, 2013

Finishing touches on an addition in Hyde Park . . . wood brackets (custom-made by Dave Costa, the general contractor) just installed. Beam will be painted to match the brackets.

David Costa General Contractor

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Winter Construction ( in Northern Michigan! )

December 5, 2013

Stopped by to see a current project under construction while in northern Michigan for Thanksgiving. Can't tell from the picture, but the existing cottage has been completely stripped down to the studs on the inside. The existing foundation has been underpinned with new concrete, and the concrete ...

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The First Arch

November 14, 2013

Trim is now being installed on the covered deck addition. Eventually a rolling screen will retract up into the arch. Brickwork progressing on fireplace in background. Still a long way to go, but it's getting there!

Dennis Cronin, Builder.

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Monteith Addition

October 25, 2013

'Charging Station' for cellphones, ipods, etc. located around the corner from the kitchen, next to the side entry. Trimmed out to match the windows.

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Covered Deck

October 11, 2013

It's rising up . . . roof beams are set. Roof trusses are coming!

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Covered Deck

October 4, 2013

Doesn't look like much now, but eventually this will be a covered deck providing more than 600 sq. ft. of sheltered outdoor living area, including a 'kitchen' and a fireplace. The roofline will mimic the existing house, as will the brick piers and wood trim. Large arched openings will conceal mot...

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Monteith Addition

September 13, 2013

Roofing is synthetic slate shingles - almost completed. Brickwork has begun . . .

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Tudor Family Room Addition

September 6, 2013

Completed 5-6 years ago, and finally got good photos of it. Professional photo for an upcoming advertisement. Josh Beeman Photography.

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Second Floor Addition

August 5, 2013

Addition to 2nd floor of this house in Cincinnati. The house isn't getting any taller, but its square footage is increasing dramatically. Intent was to fit the addition in with the house, not overwhelm it, and make it look like it's always been there when completed. That's actually a major goal o...

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Monteith Addition

August 2, 2013

Framing almost done - easy to tell how the addition mimics the existing house's shape. Carpenters are doing a great job - it's a complicated roof. David Costa General Contractor.

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Front Porch Addition

July 25, 2013

Nice day makes for better 'after' pictures. New front porch front door surround, main roof brackets on a home in Indian Hill, Ohio. Completed last year.

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Monteith Addition

July 5, 2013

Not very exciting to most people, but very important: Concrete basement walls. Forms have been stripped and waterproofing applied to the exterior. Cutouts are for glass block windows.

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Monteith Addition

June 28, 2013

The hole has been dug . . . soon to be filled with a beautiful addition!

David Costa General Contracting is doing the work.

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Mariemont Master Bedroom Addition

June 12, 2013

Before & After

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Ft. Thomas KY Screened Porch Addition

June 4, 2013

Object was to seamlessly add a screened porch over an existing deck.

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Mariemont Addition

May 3, 2013

Almost done - screens for porch being installed.

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Mariemont Addition

January 24, 2013

Master Bedroom Addition. Outside trim close to complete, awaiting screened porch trim & screens below, and new siding & trim on the existing 2nd floor.

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Mariemont Addition

January 7, 2013

Master bedroom over screened porch addition. Framing completed, exterior finishes being installed.

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Mariemont Addition

December 12, 2012

2nd floor master bedroom renovation & addition under construction. Interior shot showing window seat.

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N. Clippinger Front Porch Addition

October 17, 2012

Landscaping just went in. Look for Before & After shots in the Portfolio section soon.

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Screened Porch Addition

June 13, 2012

Decking is done, posts for balustrades and screen panels are being installed.

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Screened Porch Addition

June 5, 2012

Skylights in, roofing done, decking almost done. Camery Hensley Construction is the builder - doing a fantastic job.

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Screened Porch Addition

May 16, 2012

Masonry's complete. Framing progressing.

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Screened Porch Addition

May 2, 2012

These 6 new brick piers will support a new screened porch, stairway & lower deck.

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