When Michael Bridges of Surface Architecture & Design first began working on this project, the original plan was to do a remodel of this quaint 1920s home. Once the need for more space arose during the planning process, his team had to pivot the remodel into a fresh ground-up build that presented a new set of challenges – but also rewards. “This home is essentially a new construction built from the plans of a remodel,” says Bridges. “Even though the old house had some structural problems, we had a little heartburn about losing it. We tried to keep as much of the character as possible and take elements from the old house and repurpose them where we could.” For Bridges, not overbuilding for the size of the lot and giving the original house – and the neighborhood – the respect it deserved were top priorities. The end result is a charming craftsman that has certainly been a labor of love.
By Christina Cannon / Photography by Philip Slowiak
Interior design: Brittney Blanton, Surface Architecture & Design
Builder: Paul Wilkinson, Reflective