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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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Center Hall Foyer

August 11, 2017

Relocating a half bath from 'the first thing you see upon entering the house' to a more discreet location created a 'center hall' which provides a much more inviting entry, better circulation and a view through the house.

General Contractor: Chris Record

Photographer: William Mann...

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Center Hall

May 6, 2016

This picture is taken immediately inside the front door of a current project. That space to the left of the stairway used to be a powder room. By eliminating it (yes, we found a spot for a new powder room!), we created a 'center hall' with a view all the way through to the back of the house. Whil...

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Another Stairway

April 5, 2016

Part of a major project — additions, exterior & interior renovation — involves rearranging an existing stairway and opening up the interior of the house. This view is from the living room into the family/dining/kitchen area. New stairway is now more accessible and inviting.

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Stairway

November 24, 2015

In this interior renovation we've removed walls and enlarged openings, creating an open floor plan. A tight, steep, winding stairway was replaced with one that's straight and less steep, making it easier to access the 2nd floor for the new homeowner. The new stairway will be the focal point of th...

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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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Condo Renovation

October 24, 2014

Project completed - renovation of a 1970 condo in the Mt. Adams neighborhood of Cincinnati. The space has been cleaned up and new vertical elements have been clad in dark wood flooring. Imposing brick wall was painted, the kitchen was opened up to the living area and connected with an eating peni...

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Bathroom Renovation

October 7, 2014

I believe architects should do work for themselves. It's a great way to experiment, research & test different products, and actually live with their own design. And it's also very beneficial for an architect to live through construction, to better relate to clients going through the same thin...

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Condo Renovation

June 8, 2014

It's getting there . . . mechanicals are in, flooring is in, cabinets are in, dark wood is installed on selected vertical elements, everything else painted white. Countertops coming. It's been really fun to watch the transformation of this place. Kelly Shiels, Interior Designer.

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Condo Renovation

April 24, 2014

Revisiting the 'contemporary' renovation blogpost - this is a remodeling of a condo unit in Mt. Adams, built in 1970. Imposing brick wall has been painted. All vertical elements will be sheathed in horizontal wood strips (wood flooring, actually). Kelly Shiels, interior designer.

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'Contemporary' Renovation

February 24, 2014

Remodeling of a condo unit - part of The Cloisters in Mt. Adams, built in 1970. Contemporary architecture for the time. Demolition shot - the angled wall you see separated the kitchen from the living space. Most of that wall will come out, with select elements remaining as vertical elements (and ...

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Old Bearing Wall

February 20, 2014

As part of an interior renovation project, we're moving a doorway and inserting another doorway into a 2nd floor bearing wall. The plaster and drywall has been removed, exposing the original century-old studs. Actually, some of them are slightly newer - right in front of the orange ladder, you ca...

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Sky Shower

August 16, 2013

Attic renovation - needed additional headroom in the new shower to meet code - skylight allowed for that and some increased drama!

Construction by Richardson & Rice.

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Attic Renovation

June 28, 2013

New & old framing . . . I love this stuff. A new stairway to the attic will fit in this newly-created opening.

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Fireplace!

June 6, 2013

Great Room renovation in Terrace Park, Ohio. New wood floor. New gas fireplace with stone surround, stone hearth. Mantel and above built-up wood trim. New windows either side of fireplace. New coffered ceiling. Ready for paint.

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Terrace Park Interior Renovation

May 2, 2013

Under construction - windows and gas fireplace are new. Stonework on fireplace completed. Still to come: stone hearth, wood mantel & trim above mantel, coffered ceiling, wall finish, flooring...

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Attic Renovation

March 17, 2013

Construction drawing of new stairway to attic of 100 yr old home.

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Vista Ave. Renovation

January 31, 2013

Whole house renovation: removed walls, re-worked stairways, entry, living, kitchen, 2nd floor.

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Loveland Renovations

June 24, 2012

Two similar houses on adjacent properties in Loveland. New siding, new porch on one of them, new windows and total interior renovation of both. Were rental houses, will become commercial space.

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