Project Category: Grand Award Extensive Remodel

Award Winning Contractor: Garnett Construction

Project Description

AS GOOD AS IT GETS – The original waterfront house was purchased for the land, with the intention to level the structure to build a dream home. However, after conferring with the builder, the owner decided to preserve the solid parts, and renovate extensively.
Prior to the interior demolition, a large, indoor pool was discovered on the 1st floor. Subsequently, removing the pool left a large, gaping hole. So, when the house needed to be raised 10 feet, due to new county codes for waterfront properties, the hole created a challenge. Temporary support to reinforce the front and back sides of the house was built for possible cave-ins during the lifting process.

A simple, yet elegant, open floor plan was designed for both the 2nd and 3rd levels.

The central part of the 2nd floor encompasses the foyer, dining area, living room and sitting area, kitchen/breakfast area, complemented by an incredible waterview from any of the large windows and the screened deck.

The 2nd level Gourmet kitchen is appointed with:

Beautiful Craftsman custom beaded cabinets and drawers, with soft close mechanism, huge Granite topped island featuring: Drawer style microwave oven, built-in shelf space for cook books, Professional chef-style gas cooktop, with down-draft hood and convenient pot-filler faucet, and additional drawers and storage space. (All Stainless steel appliances:  Over-sized refrigerator, double ovens and energy efficient dishwasher)

Master Bath on 2nd level is fitted with a heated tile floor, double sink vanity,  walk-in shower and separate tub.

The 3rd floor features a large playing area, comfortable seating, dining area, pool table, piano and adjacent deck. The small kitchen/wet bar area includes an ice maker, wine fridge and dishwasher.

  • Two Bedrooms and two full Baths on each living level
  • Recessed LED lighting throughout
  • A unique PVC siding was installed on the exterior of the entire house
  • A screened-in deck area remains dry due to a gutter system in the ceiling

The county disallowed a large porch on the house’s front, due to the proximity to both the front and rear setback easements. The owner settled for the largest porch possible.