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Hollywood Place,
Webster Groves

Two Story Addition:
900 Square Feet
Price Range:
More than $100,000
Michael Blaes, AIA
M.H. Ward Construction

    The owners of this 1920’s Tudor Revival home found that the original rooms did not meet their modern needs. On the first floor, the existing family room was small and did not offer views of the yard. A new family room was constructed in the location of an underutilized screen porch. This room was now large enough for the family and entertaining. Reconfiguration of an existing closed provided additional wall space. New pairs of windows allowed views of the front, side, and rear yards.

    The existing second floor plan was also problematic. Only one bathroom was available for the entire family. To access the walk-in closet, the parents had to walk across the hall and then go into the bathroom. The new second floor addition was built directly over the existing one story bathroom and new family room. This addition includes a master suite with a master bedroom, large walk-in closet, and master bathroom. The master bathroom contains a walk-in shower, linen closet, double vanity, and lavatory. Windows provide multiple views from the spacious master bedroom. Existing rooms were also modified. A new linen closet was added to the hall bathroom. Parents can now access the second walk-in closet without entering a bathroom.

First Floor Plans

Second Floor Plans

Front Elevation After

    The clients were also concerned that the exterior appearance of the addition would add to the character of the existing home. This was accomplished in two ways. First, the addition included similar massing elements and roof forms including gables. Architectural elements such as rowlock sills, double hung windows and lite configurations, wavy cedar siding, rake trim, and similar brick and limestone details were used. These Tudor Revival details created a seamless addition for a modern family in an established neighborhood.

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