Design Awards: Gold Whole House - Greymark Construction/Gonzalez Architects

October 11, 2011
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Whole House over $750,000


Remodeler: Greymark Construction Co., Houston

Designer: Gonzalez Architects, Houston

Interior Designer: Ginger Barber Design, Houston

What started out as a pool and porch renovation eventually became a whole house remodel as several crises and a change in ownership intervened.

During the design phase of the pool and porch project, the roof began to leak, prompting the owners to rethink the project and delay work six months until the funds were available to undertake a whole house remodel.

The plan for the remodel called for adding 2,000 square feet to create additional bedrooms for the family of six and a playroom for the four children on the third floor. What it didn’t include was remodeling the kitchen — until Hurricane Ike arrived during the framing, blowing the tarps off the home and causing extensive water damage to the room.

The kitchen was added to the project, which proceeded to about 90 percent completion, until the homeowners divorced, put the project on hold and sold the home.

The new owners decided to continue the project, albeit with some changes. While opting to stay with the Cape Cod style chosen by the previous owners, the new owners also added the pool house to the project, adding a bathroom and a Nana Wall that would allow them to more easily entertain in the home.

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