Project Location: Dilworth

Project: Whole Home Remodel, Kitchen, & 2nd Floor Addition 

Goals: Gain additional bedrooms by adding a second floor. Kitchen addition and laundry room. Office space and better access to the backyard.

Name: Carberry Residence 

Architect: Allen Brooks

Classy, But Fun!

This historic Dilworth home was big on charm but small on space. The second-story addition and home remodel gave these homeowners the breathing room they needed, along with updated finishes to brighten up the home. Architect Allen Brooks and Hopedale Builders teamed up to achieve this complex remodel and addition, made more complex by the historic district's stringent standards. Every bit of the exterior of this home that was included in the remodel had to be delicately handled to fit the criteria of the Charlotte Historical District Commission, from the windows to the Cedar Shake siding. When working with a home in a historic district, additions are especially tricky (luckily, we're very good at what we do). 

Let's take a tour of the updates, starting in the kitchen. The kitchen addition expanded the footprint to make room for a small island, updated and modern finishes using a classic navy contrast for the lower cabinetry, and a retro inspired breakfast nook that fits the family.

The same classy-but-fun feel can be detected in almost every room of the home. The upbeat paint colors in the living room and office, the vibrant subway tile in the primary bathroom, the hypnotic wallpaper in the kid's bedroom, all keep the home feeling warm and welcoming. 

The perfect balance of following strict historic rules while indulging in personalized details gave this homeowner exactly what they'd hoped for: added square footage and updated style while retaining the original charm and important architectural elements of this Dilworth home

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