Elk Rock Meadow Craftsman Home is Taking Shape

Elk Rock Meadow Craftsman Home is Taking Shape

The Elk Rock Meadow Craftsman home is taking shape! This two-story craftsman home on a partial basement sits on a beautiful property at the top of Afton Mountain, and the views in every direction are absolutely amazing. We worked hard with our client to incorporate the right building science standards to produce an efficient, durable, and comfortable home. Hearing them express excitement about how the rooms are taking shape is an incredible reward for all the work we put into the design.

Elk Rock Meadow Custom Home

The views out the front door looking through the future front porch frame the amazing views this building site features looking out towards the golf course.

Elk Rock Meadow Custom Home

The views out the back are absolutely amazing and the den frames them perfectly. On this clear day you can see mountains beyond mountains.

As the second floor takes shape we eagerly await the roof trusses to be placed so we can see the entire structure. The front porch is going to be a great gathering space and the read deck will allow for hours of relaxing views. Working with an amazing landscape architect, Huntlands Landscape Architecture, will seamlessly incorporate this structure into the site.

Elk Rock Meadow Custom Home

Elk Rock Meadow Custom Home

My favorite view from this project is over Elk Rock Vista and Elk Rock Manor, two other homes at Elk Rock Meadow we had the privilege to design.

 

 

Elk Rock Meadow Custom Home

 The flex space above the barn will allow the home owner to explore many future hobbies and interests. This building was designed to be flexible for future uses.

Elk Rock Meadow Custom Home

Elk Rock Meadow

If you are interested in finding your dream home give us a call, we can help you come up with the right plan.

Lake Monticello Addition and Renovation project update

Lake Monticello Addition and Renovation project update

Working on a tight building site at Lake Monticello to do an addition and renovation has become one of our specialties over the last few years. This home needed a first-floor bedroom and accessible bathroom added and the homeowner wanted to upgrade the kitchen. The site, like many at Lake Monticello, had some space constraints that would limit the options. We worked with the homeowner to figure out how to achieve his dream, stay within budget, and execute a design that he would love.
Lake Monticello home renovation in progress.
We worked through the space constraints and made sure to avoid existing window conflicts to add just enough space to get a luxury bathroom and an incredible kitchen added to the existing home. Through the design process we worked with M3 to make sure we hit the budget where the client needed us to fall. The balance to meet high aesthetic expectations and budget goals is always one of the hardest balances to make work in residential design. Having a trusted builder on the team early is incredibly important to make this all work.

Keep an eye out for more photos as finishes are installed!

Bryce Resort Addition and Renovation project update

Bryce Resort Addition and Renovation project update

Construction has started on our most recent Bryce Resort Addition and Renovation project! This house was facing a similar fate as many homes at Bryce Resort. It was built as a weekend home in 1998 and had been maintained very well, but it had not been updated in 30+ years and our clients wanted to make it their primary residence. So we began to strategize how to achieve the goals of expanding the home on a modest lot with a bit of slope, matching floor levels, and staying on budget. It was a challenge for sure. It’s always nice to have clients familiar with the construction process and willing to be flexible in their goals. We looked at a variety of options and ended up adding space to both sides of the house and renovating most of the interior spaces.

Cabin Construction. Cabin construction.For any renovation project where the design calls for matching existing floor levels and details, it takes care and patience to get things just right. The construction has started and we have been answering questions of the builder along the way. Having a team approach is a key to a successful project.

The bedroom and kitchen space on one side are beginning to take shape. On the other side, foundation walls are starting for the garage with space above for a bedroom. Working on these sloping lots in Bryce takes a lot of attention to waterproofing, water management, and slope.

Bryce Resort Bryce ResortInside the existing space, we thought through functionality for aging in place and comfort. We are replacing the very steep stair with something more comfortable while keeping the high ceilings and large windows. We are also maintaining a first-floor bedroom should that ever be needed. However, we are creating a space on the upper floor with dynamic views to enjoy now too.

The new rear deck will do an even better job than the old deck to allow our clients to enjoy the incredible views. The lookout will be perfect for bird watching, and the screened porch will help keep the bugs away.

I cannot wait to update you as this project takes shape and finishes start getting installed.

Elk Rock Meadow Craftsman Home Project Update

Elk Rock Meadow Craftsman Home Project Update

Construction has started on our most recent project in Elk Rock Meadow. We also designed the Elk Rock Farmhouse and the Elk Rock Meadow Vista in this neighborhood.

The Elk Rock Meadow Craftsman Home project is a beautiful custom home designed in collaboration with our client, Herr and Company, Huntlands Landscape Architecture, Grey Fox Design Works, Dovetail Design & Cabinets, and several others. This project is a team effort to think through every detail and the final project will show the success of this strategy.

Our conversations during design focused on our usual of building science, aging in place, comfort, and of course beauty. We have thought through how life might unfold in the future and made as many provisions as possible to allow our clients to live their dream life in their new dream home.

Now the work of taking our design work to built work is in process. The site clearing and foundation work has come along quickly.

Now walls are starting to appear on the barn site.

Stay tuned as we continue to update you on the progress.

Oriental Express and Catering Company project update

Oriental Express and Catering Company project update

The Oriental Express and Catering Company is quickly taking shape as Constable Construction puts our design together. This new restaurant was designed in conjunction with our client to maximize the efficiency of the kitchen space to provide quick and delicious oriental cuisine.

I am looking forward to rolling through the drive-thru to get dinner once they open.

The design maximizes light into the dining space, has an open and modern style, and keeps a compact building footprint to make construction as affordable as possible.

Our experience designing restaurants allowed us to partner well with our client that owns and operates another oriental restaurant. We collaborated on the layout and understand the importance of layout to minimize the number of staff it takes to operate effectively.

The second floor of the building offers office operational space for the business owners to keep an eye on the business while getting their work done.

The large windows will invite diners to hang out and enjoy their lunch or dinner while watching the clouds roll by.

 

Harrisonburg Rockingham Child Day Care Center Project Update

Harrisonburg Rockingham Child Day Care Center Project Update

Harrisonburg Rockingham Day Care Center Rendering

Dust is in the air and this time it is not from dancers supporting a wonderful organization. The Harrisonburg Rockingham Day Care Center is under construction!

For 52 years HRCDCC has provided affordable childcare for the Harrisonburg and Rockingham community. Following their Dances with the Stars of the Burg fundraising campaign, the Center has raised enough funds to purchase and renovate an existing building on East Market Street. This building will allow the Daycare to continue providing sliding scale daycare opportunities in the heart of downtown Harrisonburg, something that is much needed.

The next fundraising goal is to fill the remaining funding gap for building expenses. WHSV covered this update and gives more description of what the funds will be used for here. Consider donating to this amazing organization that does so much for the community. Donation page here. Read more about their programs and reach at their website.

Harrisonburg Construction is the general contractor for this project and a long time supporter of the organization. They, along with Blauch Brothers, Mid-Valley Electric and many other trade partners, will take our design to reality over the coming months.