Friday, June 23, 2017

Modest Addition Transforms Former Hunting Lodge

Built in the 1930's as a hunting lodge, the house was beautifully maintained and had lots of charm. It also was across the road from a lake so the lake views were an important perk. However a single bathroom upstairs shared by 3 bedrooms including the master was wearing very thin especially as the two children ( a girl and a boy) got older.

The house also had a small living room shared with a small dining area which faced the back of the property not the lake. Thus we embarked on the task to add a mudroom entry from the back of the property, a great room facing both the lake and accessable to the back patio, a larger dining area and then most importantly, a master suite with dressing room and proper master bath.

This design emerged as a 3 story small tower that also included a walk out basement play room, powder room and laundry area. A lovely porch off the great room made lake-viewing truly pleasurable and also provided a covered area for storing the canoe!

 The Lodge before

The Lodge with the addition

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Interiors of Latest Completed Project

These are some interior photographs of the completed interior
taken by the owner! Top left, the back patio. Top right, the great room
which faces the lake. Bottom left, the new master bath. Bottom right,
the great new pair of wood doorsfrom the ground floor playroom.

Newest Project Completed

This is the latest completed project by Cioppa Architects LLC.
As you can see in the before photo below, we added a new
great room on the main floor, a playroom and laundry room
downstairs with a big pair of doors to the property.
On the second floor there is a beautiful new master bedroom
with a big dressing room and lovely master bath. Professional
photos are forthcoming!

                                The house before the addition.