Project Location: Madison Park
Building Type: Ranch
Renovation Style: Contemporary / Modern
Features: Kitchen, Basement, Family Room, Bonus Room
Architect: Josh Allison
The 1959 ranch home in Madison Park lacked a big personality, style, and space the homeowners knew the home could have with a remodel. To marry the modern and contemporary design elements the Li-Newtons envisioned, the team at Hopedale worked to update the home, inside and out.
Let’s start in the kitchen. The half-vaulted ceiling is in itself an interesting architectural feature that lends well to the asymmetry of the rest of the space. To one side of the kitchen is a striking black painted brick wall, which is the backside of the living room’s fireplace and brings one of the home’s main modern features into contemporary times. On the backsplash is aqua blue subway tile that carries the brickwork pattern deeper into the L-shape space.
To avoid making the kitchen feel visually heavy, the homeowners chose the light-toned maple cabinets made by Kerf and a coordinating light finish on the hardwood floors. The walls in their minimalistic kitchen, as well as the rest of the home, are painted white to carry lots of natural light into the space, which pours in from a large window and an asymmetrical clerestory window just above it that follows the roofline.
The body of the kitchen island is also in maple by Kerf and topped with a sleek marble waterfall countertop that’s white with gray veining. The gray ties together the black brick and stainless steel Wolf range, SubZero refrigerator, and other appliances. To finish it off, the designer and homeowners chose a series of three matte black tapered canister pendant lights over the island.
The builders skillfully crafted the interior of the enclosure of the stairwell with custom vertical oak slats with a steel handrail. The bottom of the stairs opens into an unloading space complete with custom-built cubbies with a built-in bench. Only a few steps away is the basement level that’s washed in a bold orange hue on nearly every wall. To light this space, the designer chose Truline LED lighting that evenly illuminates the space.
In the basement’s main bathroom, the palette changes to neutral tones with wood features that blend contemporary and modern design styles. The bathroom floor is covered with gray hexagonal tiles that add a more contemporary flair to the wall-to-wall classic 12-inch white subway tile. A curbless shower with a glass enclosure is another contemporary feature that’s set right next to a modern-style two-toned floating double vanity.
Some of the more dramatic contemporary additions to this classic ranch home are on the exterior. The designer chose to create a mixed-material palette of the original white siding in charcoal, and a Corten rust wall. Hardie paneling is used to enclose the stairwell addition while the Corten rust wall is a surprising accent.
If you’re dreaming of updating your home in Charlotte, North Carolina, reach out to Hopedale Builders. Our experience extends across many styles of architecture and interior design but is always centered around our client’s vision. Contact us to schedule a consultation to discuss your dream remodel.