Adding a 2nd Floor to a Waterfront Cottage
Waterfront Cottage MakeOver
This waterfront cottage on the Chesapeake Bay was charming but needed a second story addition to provide more room to roam! This transformation not only provided the homeowner a more functional and livable space, but the views are breathtaking!
Add A Second Story to Your Waterfront Home
The Client Experience
This couple had always dreamed of moving to the water and this location checked off all the boxes. While the location was perfect, the 1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage was far from practical! Here’s the story of a waterfront cottage makeover.
Within the Footprint
Waterfront homes, that fall under Critical Area Guidelines, have strict requirements on staying within the footprint. With our Design/Build process, we were able to maximize the existing square footage, add a second floor to the existing structure, and create practical and open space for living.
From 1 to 4
“The old space was very fragmented, but the new space is well-designed,” said the homeowner. Chris Parker also noted, “We took this footprint from a 1 bedroom, 1 bath home to a modest 4 bedroom, 3 bath home that now has ample space for the family and guests.”
Throughout the home, you can see the homeowner’s inspiration for all things nautical like the paddle stair railings, the clapboard fire place, and more! Parker works with you to incorporate the design elements you want with the budget you need.
Adding a second story to an existing home requires the homeowner to vacate for a short period of time, but the results can be amazing! If you want to add a second story to your home, contact us today to get started!
Looking for ideas? Download our Free Guide to Adding a Second Story to learn about how you can renovate a home and double your square footage!
December 14, 2022