Stage: Design Development
When our clients discovered their current property on the scenic Madawaska River, they knew it would be the perfect place to enjoy kayaking and the outdoors. They also knew that the existing home would be too small to comfortably accommodate their large family get-togethers. That’s when they called on our design team to design a renovation and addition to transform the home into a more functional and beautiful space for their day-to-day lives and their family and friends. Today we share the renderings presented during the Design Development phase.
The riverfront home will be extended, and the interior completely reconfigured, to match their needs and vision. The main floor addition allows for a spacious open-concept great room, dining area and chef’s kitchen, opening onto a new screened room and covered porch to deliver the shared space they need for their large family gatherings. The kitchen has an island to seat four for casual dining or food prep, and a walk-in pantry for storage and a second refrigerator. The coffee bar in the dining area keeps beverage prep out of the main kitchen area and easily accessible to all. The stone-clad fireplace will create a welcoming centerpiece and provide warmth during the colder months. There is room for both a sitting area and large dining table in the screened porch.
Our clients will wake up every morning to the lovely river view from their main-floor primary bedroom. It also includes a spacious walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom. Laundry and a home office are immediately adjacent to the primary bedroom suite. So, everything they need is conveniently located on the main level.
The lower full walk-out basement won’t feel like a basement with its large windows and direct access to the outdoors. It’s designed to comfortably accommodate family and friends with three bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a laundry room. Located on the opposite side from the bedrooms, a huge recreation room with a fireplace and view of the river will be a pleasant place to rest and play. Storage and mechanical are tucked in along the front wall. An outdoor patio will be protected from the sun by the deck above and a massive unheated storage room will be perfect for the kayaks and other recreational equipment, while still easily accessible from the river.
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