Size: 2,178 square feet (202 square meters); 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
Cost: $180,000, or roughly $82 per square foot
There was another challenge too: The homeowner lived in Canada. She was remodeling the house for her kids to live in while attending college at Arizona State University (her daughter now lives in the home with her fiancé), so Costello had to email floor plans and 3D renderings to the client and work mostly with the project manager to execute the design. “I only saw the client maybe two or three times in eight months,” he says. “It was a very different type of project.”
The first thing he noticed about the home was the front exterior (seen here) and its canted columns, big window panes and brick wall with cutouts. “It’s dynamic,” he says. “I knew immediately that I wanted to work that into the addition.”
Walking into the original home was uneventful. The first thing he saw was a wall. A door on the left led to the bedrooms. To the right, the living room led to a single door to the kitchen. “You walked into the house and everything just stopped,” he says. “With the power of the beams continuing on the other side, why not open that up to see all your property?”
For the interiors Costello used a comfy and clean approach in more neutral colors to let the beams stand out. The homeowner then chose a turquoise blue as a color to carry through the house.
Beige 12-inch by 24-inch porcelain tiles and white paint by Dunn-Edwards also help the beams stand out. “It’s a great white,” he says. “There’s really no color to it, no hints of red or blue, just straight white. We like to use it to really make other elements of a house pop.”
Wall paint: DEW380 White, Dunn-Edwards
Rug: Faded Ikat Wool, West Elm; console table: Silviano, Crate & Barrel
All the wiring and plumbing were completely redone, and insulation was added (the original home had none).
Cabinets: Abtrakt High Gloss Gray, Ikea; countertops: Silestone White Zeus Extreme quartz; backsplash: Ona Natural, Porcelanosa; sink: farmhouse, Kraus; range: 36-inch, Verona
This is the view you see walking through the front door. You get a glimpse of the similar canted columns and brick wall that you see in the front through these windows on the new addition.
Table: Expandable Farm Table; coffee table: Lacquer Storage; sitting area chairs: Bliss Down-Filled, all from West Elm
Cabinets: Godmorgon in High Gloss Gray, Ikea
He also wanted to move the electrical box and ugly wires directly over the middle of the yard.
Project manager: Lindsey Stemp, JNL Homes
Project designer: Cavin Costello, The Ranch Mine
Structural engineer: Jeff Barton, Broderick Engineering
Mechanical, plumbing and electrical engineering: Sequoia Trail Engineers
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