Ruxton Midcentury
Whole House Renovation
2018-08-16T14:11:18+00:00

Project Description

Project Overview

Midcentury architecture has been enjoying a rebirth over the years and without fail always draws the “style set” to these types of projects. This property was no different and we are happy to report Smithouse partnered with Architect Henry Warfield to create a space that embraced the unbelievable landscape and enhanced an already wildly, wonderful, original midcentury modern home. Design Team Associate Merritt Miller, Project Manager Shawn Saffran and Site Lead Darin Rayzor rounded out the team.

Bringing the Outside In

Highlights of the project included adding lots of new windows to “bring the outside in,” said Project Manager Shawn Saffran. “The kitchen was an old school 1965 ‘cafeteria style’ space we opened up and of course, redid entirely. We removed some walls to change the overall flow of the house, added a sauna and pretty much did not leave any part of the house untouched.”

When looking back on this particular renovation, Saffran said, “I will never forget it. We were in a status meeting with our client and heard a horrific scream from a Smithouse employee who will remain unnamed here. We were sure something terrible had happened so we went to see what happened and our colleague, who had been outside, had seen a snake.”

The snake had evidently “looked at him.”

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIAL:
“The Smithouse team did a phenomenal job working with us and our architect to restore and enhance our mid century modern home. Smithouse stood behind their work, were open and honest, and wonderful people to work with.”

SCOPE OF WORK:

  • Whole house renovation
  • Reworked the entire first floor including the kitchen, dining room, living room, mudroom and laundry room to create a more open floor plan
  • Custom kitchen
  • Added windows to dining room and a skylight in the kitchen
  • Upgraded all the systems including HVAC, plumbing, electrical and gas service
  • Full master suite renovation including a curbless shower and soaking tub
  • Added a steam sauna in basement
  • Interior and exterior painting
  • Built a new modern storage shed
  • Added a bluestone terrace and updated the entry way work
  • Introduced a new concrete walk in front of the home and managed the necessary repairs to the breezeway and garage

PROJECT MANAGEMENT:

  • Shawn Saffran
  • Darin Rayzor

ARCHITECTURE:

  • Henry Warfield

DESIGN:

  • Smithouse

CABINETRY:

PHOTOGRAPHY:

  • Virtuance