Fall is about letting go of the old and preparing for the new. But a couple in Carmel got the best of both worlds with their newly remodeled home. Over the past three months Bill Metzger, owner of Peak Construction, has lead a team in remodeling a house originally built as a Cape in the 1930’s.
The house had been added onto more than a few times by previous owners and throughout the decades has become very unique with its blending of styles. The great room is two stories with a post and beam roof and exposed wood ceiling. The rest of the house is conventional drywall with small flat casing and slab doors. The current owners, Cyndi and Damien DeRosaire, liked the style and layout of the house, but wanted it to be a bit more contemporary.
Our team added a master bath and walk in closet, and remodeled three other bathrooms. Almost every room in the house was added onto or reframed in order to obtain more space. We installed new heating, ventilation and air conditioning as well as radiant heat, electrical service, and a backup generator. In the backyard, we replaced a one thousand square foot slate patio and stairs.
The wooden bridge at the entrance to the home was replaced and widened after it failed under the load of a delivery truck. And while most of the house was in good shape, the team found multiple areas where the roof had leaked years before causing rot. This required that we remove and replace much of the existing framing and roofing. The project was well underway when we realized that the entire rear section of the home, which had been added on by a previous owner, had to be torn down and rebuilt on a new foundation. Among the larger complications, there were also 28 buried electrical junctions that had to be fixed, and just about all of the mechanicals in the house needed replacing. After finding water leaking in the basement, the team added drainage and installed a basement waterproofing system.
This remodel went deeper than originally expected, and most of the bigger issues presented themselves after the work had already begun. Thankfully, these major renovations didn’t take away from the house’s original charm. In the end, we were able to work with the DeRosaire’s to transform this house into a modern, but more importantly safe, home for them.