Doylestown Addition – “Establishing Balance”


About this Project

On a rural street in an afluent country county, an outstanding imbalance was being strongly sensed. Our clients loved their neighborhood, their school district, their lot size and location. However, their house just didin’t elicit the same emotion. The 20 year old colonial they called home was not working for them. 

The list of desires from our clients was varied, numerous and specific:  they wanted a larger updated kitchen area to comfortably accommodate two chefs, a simi-separate additional entertainment area, a more inviting entrance into the new created space, enhancement for their existing fireplace, a balance in lighting that’s not exclusively sunlight, a small deck outside, better traffic flow from garage into home, a separeate working laundry/sewing room, an office and a bathroom with a steam shower.


Plans were creatively drawn for a “U” shaped addition that would amply accomplish and satisfy the entire list. Extensive exterior work began in preparation for breaking through into the existing house. 

This major renovation involving an open flowing flooor plan and much larger rooms presented an array of challenges. They involoved the following:  removal of the entire back wall of the home, exact placement of a steel support beam running the length of the house, the ceiling flow in the already unleveled structure, re-routing of existing plumbing, properly heating the new expansive open space, aligning of old and new floors with no detection of differences, and incorporating the entire wish list. Every challenge was successfully met.

With each passing day of the massive renovation project complete, the scale was heading toward balacnce. However in the end, our clients had to admit they still strongly sense an imbalance. For now, because they  loved each square inch of their enlarged home so much, the scale had tipped the other way.

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7843 Richlandtown Rd. Quakertown, PA