Milwaukee NARI Tour of Remodeled Homes
May 19 – 20, 2018 | Locations throughout southeastern Wisconsin
See our First Floor // Exterior // Garage project in Wauwatosa and meet our team on the Milwaukee NARI Tour of Remodeled Homes.
The client wanted this 1880s home to accommodate co-housing, a place that offered the residents privacy but also fostered a sense of community and support. It was also important to maintain and enhance the home’s original charm while offering modern amenities.
Bartelt took the home down to the studs, taking care to preserve original details – glass windows, the hearth room fireplace, and light fixtures. The remodeled first floor now has a more efficient layout and lends itself as a gathering place.
The kitchen features painted cabinetry, granite and quartz countertops, an island with seating, high-end appliances with extra capacity, and antique lighting. It is also equipped with ample storage – roll-outs, spice drawers, dividers, and a walk-in pantry.
Neighboring spaces also blend modern amenities with the home’s original character. The hearth room boasts an existing fireplace with a marble surround. The front entry features a tumbled marble floor and a reclaimed door. The guest room not only has a built-in closet with a Murphy bed, but it is also aging-in-place friendly, with access to a bathroom with a roll-in shower. The entire first floor is designed to be accessible, including a ramp entry.
The exterior features low-maintenance L.P Smartside siding and Azek trim. New windows that match the original windows were also incorporated into the design. The 1.5-car attached and the 2.5-car detached garages were a creative opportunity to offer more parking while creating a private courtyard for the residents to enjoy.
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