Small Drive Exterior
Small Drive Kitchen
Small Drive Interior
Small Drive Bath
Small Drive Renovation
This complete home renovation continues its exterior elements inside and out. The remodel includes a gourmet kitchen, indoor & outdoor fireplaces, a new master suite, utility room and a home office which were added to the vintage 1959 ranch style home. The original structure, constructed during an era when closed off small kitchens and formal living/dining rooms connected by long halls and low slung ceilings were the norm, the owners had a different vision for their home. The home was positioned perfectly on the .41 acre lot among a canopy of large native oak trees. Two key goals were accomplished with this owner’s vision and floor plan design by their son, a Masters Architecture student at Texas Tech University, the help of Cross-Recek A.I.A. exterior design, and Kitchens for Cooks consultation for the exquisite gourmet kitchen. One goal was to raise the roof and create a large open floor plan with an extraordinary kitchen and entertaining space, yet maintain exterior street appeal without overpowering the surrounding properties. The second was to create a home with a variety of ingredients so the exterior’s warmth is carried indoors.
Antique beams and massive trusses made from reclaimed Heart Pine add rustic sophistication to the “Great Room” while mesquite hardwood frames the 24” square Mexican travertine tiles. The cabinetry, trim, doors and built-ins were constructed of knotty alder. Interior walls were finished in an extraordinary plaster finish to give a “country French” look to accentuate the owner’s collection of antiques from around the world.
The original exterior façade of dated concrete brick was transformed with an application of plaster and integrated with “old world” field stone and tinted mortar. Details include arched rock eyebrows above the front elevation windows and dormers which continue the theme of bringing the outside in. The project was capped off with a traditional standing seam metal roof in a bronze finish which complements the rare quarried stone front facade. A large circle drive constructed of cobblestone pavers provides the perfect entry.