Addition and Interior Renovation
Single Family
Completed 2016
Dunkirk, NY 

An original 1950’s construction home with a 1970’s solarium addition was the starting point for multiple projects over a decade time.

A renovation driven by a client with strong design sense resulted in a new life for a Lake Erie Beach Residence. A kitchen renovation started the process, followed by complete reconstruction of the second floor, eventual demolition of the 1970’s solarium and construction of the new two story sitting room addition and loft.

Throughout the process, our team studied multiple design concepts for every detail, hand-in-hand with the client. While the addition is the project highlight, the details within, including the open stair and custom design fireplace were opportunities for our team design and collaborate with local artisans. The staircase includes water-jet cut wide flange members which were fabricated in Buffalo NY. The fireplace was contracted to a buffalo metal worker, who also custom built railing elements. Lastly, steel windows fabricated in nearby Jamestown, New York provided the thin profiles to minimize impact to beach views.

Most importantly this house has become a year round home serving 2 generations of family through a creative assemblage of living and support spaces.