Projects: Richmond Hill

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Richmond Hill ProjectThis home was purchased by a couple who planned to retire in Asheville. Like all houses in this neighborhood, it was built without insulation in the walls or below the floors. The original floor plan was 3/1 rancher. The owners wanted to create an addition which would give them a half bath, office/den, and additional storage.

They also wanted to enhance the existing kitchen with a new pantry and add an exterior door leading from the kitchen to the side deck. In addition, the house needed more light and better access between indoor and outdoor areas.

Richmond Hill ProjectAfter working with the owners on the plans for the addition, we found that the best way to build the roof for the addition would also cover the back deck, making the deck into a shady covered porch. This was a nice surprise for them, as they already had a large outdoor deck on the side of the house and would now gain outdoor covered space as well.

 

Richmond Hill Project Additional work included a new roof with architectural shingles and new windows throughout the home. Many energy saving features were incorporated including low-e windows, a tankless water heater, an upgraded HVAC system, and insulation in all existing walls and subfloor. The weather was quite a challenge on this project as we had 28 rain-outs. Although a very rainy fall stretched our schedule a bit longer, we were able to finish the home in plenty of time to accommodate the couple’s move-in date. The addition and renovation made this home a fantastic place to retire.

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