The new owners of a home built by Lynn Delagrange, Inc. several years ago, contacted us to discuss their need for additional space. Initially the idea centered around a free-standing structure with an office over garage space below. Much thought was given to locating the building on the site and it became evident that there were few good options and none seemed perfect. It was then that Lynn tossed out the idea of adding the space directly to the existing home. The owners were very much open to the idea and Lynn was able to come up with an initial design that incorporated a four-car garage with a home office and powder room above. In subsequent versions of the plans an indoor kitchenette and fireplace were added as well as including a custom shower stall in the bath. Other amenities that found their way into the design were the addition [...]
As the old adage goes, timing is everything. The owners of this property at Crooked Lake were very fortunate to have contacted us about expanding and remodeling the garage when they did. Having just relaxed some of the restrictions in place on garages, changes recently instituted by Steuben County Planning Dept. made this project possible. The owners not only needed a larger space but a higher ceiling in part of it served by a taller overhead door. This area is to allow for an R.V. to be stored inside. Due to tight side-yards the owners also requested the garage to be designed in a way that would allow access to the large rear yard with larger vehicles. Lynn also designed a floored attic with permanent stairs to increase the storage capacity even further. Since it was advantageous to maintain the positioning of the existing garage, it was determined that it [...]
The unique beauty and seclusion of this home site made consideration of moving for the owners a non-starter. The home however, was in need of updating and the family was growing and needed more room. That is when they contacted Lynn to explore the possibilities of expanding and remodeling the existing small gambrel roofed home. Some of the needs that were shared with Lynn and achieved through this project were a larger great room with fireplace, first floor master suite with a custom walk-in shower stall, new kitchen and dining area. The owner also needed an expansive garage to allow room for his mechanical talents. Lynn designed a new mud room, laundry room and full bath to be conveniently located just off of the new garage. The existing one car garage was finished into a den located right off of the expanded foyer entry. An extensive covered wrap-around porch was another [...]
The owner of this venerable home in eastern Allen County came to us wishing to expand and update the living area as well as add an attached garage. The home is a sentimental place, being owned by his parents before him and a place he has always called home. A priority for the owner was that the home would look as though it had not been expanded when the project was completed. With those instructions, Lynn designed the expansion to maintain the original feel of the home while creating new and modern spaces for the owner. A new large kitchen opening into an equally large great room is just the beginning of the changes that have been made. A new master suite with master bath was added to the main floor and is now the 2nd bedroom in the home to have a private bath. The new finished basement under the addition consists of a theater [...]
This expansion and remodeling project was recently completed on beautiful Clear Lake. Being a registered architect, the owner designed the home to be expanded with a new great room, rec. room, 3-seasons porch and lake toy storage. A new enlarged custom kitchen as well as new and expanded wood exterior decks were also part of the project. The existing roof was replaced and the home now is protected with new vinyl shake siding complimented with natural thin-veneer stone. A new wood-burning fireplace in the great room and one in the new 3-seasons porch were added as well. The home's main entry is relocated to a new covered porch on the street side and a new unattached two-car garage has been constructed on the property as well. With the extensive landscaping, this transformation has been nothing short of spectacular. We continue to receive many compliments on this refreshed and expanded home.