From Standard To Stately

Cary, nc

This project is located in the Regency Area of Cary, nestled in a wooded lot on a cul-de-sac. The existing home was replete with many standard home features. The clients wanted to transform the main level of the home into an open plan with a large kitchen, grand entry foyer, and a butler’s pantry. The addition expanded the footprint by only 250sf but dramatically changed the look and feel of the home. Improved spatial flow, a distinctive sculptural stair, grand archways, custom woodwork, and backlight countertops are integrated seamlessly into the framework of the original home. The expanded kitchen is both welcoming and functional with a strong connection to the outdoors. Existing windows were replaced with new glass doors units and transom windows above. The Great Room captivates the space with a re-designed fireplace which has a backlit onyx surround framing a traditional gas fireplace. The two story Great Room wall was opened up with an elegantly curving railing, Juliet balcony, and staircase. The curvature of the stair becomes a focal point from 4 spaces as the curve cascades in multiple dimensions. The new Great Room door units open to large deck which gently terraces to a lower deck and patio level.

In Phase II, the basement converts into a chic recreation space including a video arcade, a wine cellar, bar, and movie room. A pool house with a guest suite, and an additional two car garage is also a feature of phase II. The new pool house is designed to re-use all the original kitchen cabinets & appliances of the main house. A covered porch with vaulted ceiling and open wood trusses create an area of shade to enjoy the pool deck area. Convenient access to a fully equipped poolside bath is also provided. The access to the bath is private, easily accessible, and does not require entry through the living area of the poolhouse. A spiral stair and catwalk lead to the guest suite above.

Existing Rear Elevation

Existing Rear Elevation

Existing Foyer

Existing Foyer