Graybridge Road

The goal for this project was to take a 1950’s ranch style home with a former woodworking out-building in the backyard and have it be a great place for anyone to live for the rest of their life. The home┬áhad very limited flow from the living room to the kitchen and bedrooms and had to be made current as a 2010 Home Without Limits. The key parts of the house that were missing were that there was no powder room near the guest area of the house, no master bath associated with the master bedroom, a front sidewalk that was too narrow for two people to walk next to each other, and there were steps at every entrance to the house. What worked was that the bedrooms were sizable and the closets in two of the bedrooms were of substantial capacity. The guest bathroom only needed freshening, and the location was terrific.

In creating a Home Without Limits the solutions included opening the kitchen to the porch, and heating and cooling the porch. The air handlers were also moved from the utility room to the attic space above the center of the house for more efficient distribution of air. By adding five feet to the bedroom in the back, it made it into the master suite with a new master bath roll-in shower with spacious storage and a large walk-in closet. The size of the utility room was increased by moving the air handlers, and new structure and insulation was added above the walls to reduce the amount of energy consumed in the future.

The home now has fire protection, security, a central phone system, and central television and computer wiring throughout. An intercom system was also connected from every room in the house, including the workout room in the back, so one can be connected from anywhere to the front door.