Mesa Oaks Remodel-Addition
- Photography: Benjamin Ibarra Sevilla
This remodel-addition was designed and built for a family of three, but have since added a fourth. It started as a single story, 3-2, raised ranch, built in 1967, of which there are countless examples around the country. We worked very closely with the homeowners on this project as one is an architect and the other has a very keen eye for style and was able to keep the reins on the budget. The most important elements to them were fine overall fit and finish, well executed architectural details and a cook’s kitchen; all within a budget that required some creative decision making.
We removed the roof on about half the house and due to an over engineered slab from the 60s (not common!), we were able to drop floor trusses, with very little added concrete, with exception of one large spot footing. This accommodated the second floor which added two bedrooms, two baths and a laundry area for a total addition of about 1150 square feet. We lost one bedroom downstairs, where the stairs were added, but were able to use the area under the stairs as a nice, cozy study area. The result is a 5-4 modern farmhouse.