Project No. 33: Before & After Photos

The all-original ranch in East Fort Lauderdale had a uniquely designed carport where the architect had the driveway sweep across the front door taking up most of the front yard with pavement. The remainder of the yard was taken up by a huge tree that was considered a “nuisance species’ by Broward County.  
As a 3-bedroom, 2-bath home the structure had the key components to create a modernized home for the in-demand family-oriented neighborhood. But the the main living areas had a funky floor plan and the master suite was dark with a tiny bathroom. Another challenge of the property was the limited backyard which called for creativity in designing the new pool. 

The first design step in fixing both the curb-appeal and functionality of the property was to build the new 2-car garage with the new driveway coming straight in off the street. This also allowed Janie & JP to design an entrance courtyard further separating the home from the street.

Walking through the front door you are now greeted by a bright, open, functional space all centered around entertaining. To further create more visual space openings were created in the exterior block walls for new sliders to provide unobstructed views of the new pool area surrounded from all areas of the living, dining and designer kitchen.

An old wood addition was demolished and a new addition was constructed across the rear of the home allowing for the expansive kitchen and new master bath. The navy blue kitchen cabinetry accented by solid brass hardware and topped by natural Quartzite counters seem to stretch for acres. Built for the culinary afficianado, the walk-in butlers pantry provides white shaker cabinets and butcher block counters as a contract in simplicity. In the master bath natural stone vessel sinks with wall-mounted faucets atop the custom wood floating vanity contrast with the simplicity of bright white subway tile.      

* Note: Furnishings as shown are a collaboration between Restore 818 and a third party stager.

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