The long-time homeowners had considered moving, but with a lifetime of family memories, including having three children go through the Shaker school system, they felt that reinvesting in their current home made more sense than moving to an unfamiliar neighborhood. Their commitment not only to their home, but to their street, and the community, made sense to them because they love living where they are. Having fulfilled their unique vision they now have familiar, yet updated, surroundings for children and grandchildren to return to over the coming years….and coming decades. This project exemplifies both the unique aesthetic views of the clients, as well as a true appreciation for sense of place.
At A Glance
Addition & Exterior (as part of a much larger project)
Chadbourne road Shaker Heights, Ohio
Constrained lot size which made it quite difficult to achieve project goals; zoning variance.
Addition interior is nearly 3-stories tall; radiant floor heat embedded in concrete floor; addition can be used as open air 3-season room conditioned separately from main house; dog-friendly property!
The natural light in the addition is amazing and the kitchen and dining room must be experienced to really appreciate.
“It is becoming clear that the spot on the floor between the two chairs is an excellent spot for Snickers to be on surveillance and for babies to watch clouds through the skylights. And at the same time, I can get some work done comfortably in a bright, air conditioned office. Expect the gratitude to continue for years to come, friend. Also, because we have comfy chairs out front, I sat out there with my great niece yesterday, and ended up hanging with a neighbor and newborn baby who was out on a walk. We had only met once but now know each other better. It has always helped me to know that my work is meaningful so I am assuming it will benefit you as well. The work you did on our house has made a huge difference in our life.”
Karlovec & Company Design/Build Remodel, headquartered in Shaker Heights, Ohio, provides design, renovation, and historic restoration services to homeowners in the eastern suburbs of the Greater Cleveland area.
Our Services Include
Whole House Remodels
Eastern suburbs of the Greater Cleveland, Ohio area, including: Shaker Heights, Cleveland Heights, Pepper Pike, Orange Village, Gates Mills, Hunting Valley, Moreland Hills, Chagrin Falls, and Solon.