“Master”ful Addition

Adding a new Master suite in this location required planning for a highly functional, highly custom use of space. Our clients were willing partners and added tremendous vision with their choice of architects as well as their creativity and perspiration.


One of the trickiest parts of an addition is to make it  appear coherent with its surroundings, while at the same time adding your own creative touch as a craftsman.

Back Porch View



Bedroom KitchenetteThis built in breakfast bar is the perfect example of working hand-in-hand with the owner. Not only were they able to add a bit of themselves by being a part of the design process but also through onsite collaboration, sewing the curtains and adding the faux paint details.



Shower ViewKeeping the window was a key part of this new master bath design.  The addition of custom waterproof shutters and trim ensures that the natural light will not be lost, but decay will not prevail.



ElevatorA customized Residential Elevator. Though it may not be seen by many, attention to detail makes this small space a big part of the overall design.



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Seamless Integration

Blend the new with the old. Seamless. Magic.

Our challenge on this project was to expand in an organic and natural way. No visual cues to show where the old house stopped and the new began. Although our client had plans when they came to us, the transitions and material selection were important to the end result.



On the exterior we needed to match the existing cedar shingles, roofing, and trim treatments. The Alaskan yellow cedar siding aged into place nicely. The cypress window trim was hand-milled in our shop from boards salvaged out of the Great Dismal Swamp.

Addition Marked


Barrel DoorInside, the transitions made for interesting work.  A barrel-arched doorway was the main point of connection to the new addition, replacing the built-in casework. The panels had to blend with the existing fireplace and mantle, which our client achieved with faux painting techniques.



Floor InlayThe floor is often the hardest integration point. In keeping with the coastal theme, we incorporated a custom herring bone inlay below the barrel doorway.



Custom ScreenCustom touches like this register cover, made in our shop,  make each project memorable and unique.



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