Project Spotlight: A Seamless Sitting Room Addition

Posted by Steve Hendy on Tue, Sep 6, 2016

For this sitting room addition, the clients envisioned a space with the feel of a sunroom, a classic stone fireplace with large hearth, and a ceiling that showcases colorful, architectural artistry. They also desired an update to the areas of the original home that would flow into the addition. This project was a Local NARI Contractor of the Year Residential Addition winner.


While the existing home was a spacious two-story, a 420-sq.ft. addition would produce new amenities that the homeowners had desired for some time. The architectural artistry of the exterior provides an engaging preview of the stunning interior of the remodeled home.

37002_01a.jpgProject Exterior Before

The first challenge presented itself early-on in the project. The clients requested a higher ceiling; but the site was relatively flat. Because of the upstairs bedroom window, it was impossible to raise the roof. The issue was cleverly solved with a simple step-down.

Project Exterior After

It was imperative that any additional materials involved would be stylistically harmonious with the other design aspects of the addition. The solution? Stately columns and wrought iron that lend both height and class to the new room.


The clients expressed a desire to keep some of the home’s original brick exterior exposed inside the new addition. The designer incorporated a dynamic water feature as wall art on the exposed brick.



While skilled craftsmanship is showcased throughout the addition, it is especially apparent in the tradesman stone fireplace featuring drystack ledgestone and a grandly crafted, decorative wood mantle. The titanium finish fireplace provides added charm with its mission style, full door face.


While wow factors abound throughout this remodel, the piece de resistance is the coffered ceiling. The meticulous craftsmanship and use of contrasting, bold colors take the concept of architecture as art to dazzling new heights.

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