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Roseacre Lane, Webster Groves

Two Story Rear Addition:
2,340 Square Feet
Price Range:
More than $100,000
Michael Blaes, AIA
Home Owner and
Bob Moore Construction

    The owners purchased the rental property on Roseacre Lane with the intention of making it their dream home. This two story American four-square home was poorly maintained as a rental property and was close to demolition. Many interior and exterior problems existed. Exterior examples included rotted wood soffits, trim, windows, porch stairs and porch rails. Interior problems included carpet and wall paper with mildew, poor quality replacement light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, and appliances, along with damaged hardwood floors, cracked plaster, and heavily painted millwork that was chipped and flaking.

    This addition and restoration updated this house for modern living, creating large open kitchen family rooms in the addition to the rear. The stair was relocated to accommodate the addition of a master suite on the second floor. The finished basement includes new floor slabs, storage areas, a half bath, bar, and theatre room. Additional spaces such as a mud room, and half bath, were also built on the first floor next to the garage entrance. The two car attached garage, new drive, and lawn equipment storage offer the conveniences many families seek today.

Existing Plans

Front Elevation Before

Rear Elevation Before

    A new open stairway connects the first floor to an open central hall on the second floor. The existing bedrooms have new standard depth closets and are adjacent to a remodeled full bathroom. Over the garage, a spacious guest suite was built including a full bathroom, walk in closet, and large laundry room. A master suite featuring a master bedroom, his and hers walk in closets, linen closet, and master bath with tub and shower is directly above the kitchen and family room. Existing and new interior rooms include new window and door casing, crown molding, and base trim cut in the original millwork profiles.

    Exterior updates include a new patio with stamped & colored concrete, gas fireplace in a stone clad chimney, screen porch, and porch addition to wrap the existing porch back to the kitchen addition. Vinyl siding has been used but great care was taken to replicate the original corner trim, window trim, door trim, and band boards. The homeowner crafted the new stairs, balusters, and railing, along with millwork throughout the house. This project represents a high quality of craftsmanship in a Webster Groves addition.

New Plans

Front Elevation After

Rear Elevation After
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