LEAP Architecture had the vision that transformed a little run-of-the-mill ranch house into a two-story, light and spacious modern-home. Form follows function in this Upstate NY modern addition, where every detail from bathroom tile glaze to the support structure for the great room was considered with the occupants, the environment and the budget in mind.
Architect’s Vision of a Modern Addition – Albany, NY
Vision of Air and Light
Where before rooms were dark and cramped, the new open floor plan – with floor to ceiling windows – fills the space with abundant natural light. It quite literally looks like a completely different house.
Dream Home, Sweet Home
LEAP succeeded in making the house feel vibrant and fresh, adding 520 sq. ft of new living area and completely renovating an existing 680 sq. ft of interior space. In an effort maximize the occupant’s enjoyment of their backyard, a 20 sq. ft balcony and 200 sq. ft deck were seamlessly incorporated into the design. And the homeowners? They are over the moon about their updated living space.
“I measure the success of a project by the satisfaction of the homeowners”, says Eric Davenport, LEAP’s founder and chief architect, “and their satisfaction comes from LEAP’s innovative design process”.
What does he mean exactly? Well, a LEAP architect considers a project from every possible angle – design, sustainability, cost, but mostly importantly the occupants.
How do the homeowners want to feel in this space? How will they move through it? How can their home best serve their dreams, desires and needs? Davenport is a master of envisioning this, and uses it to inform all other design considerations.
In this project, the owners wanted their home to feel expansive, luxurious, and joyful. They wanted to reconnect as a couple and delight in their living space. We were so honored to work with them and bring their dream-home to fruition.
Before and After Reveal
The before and after addition images are pretty staggering. Check out them out for yourself and leave us a comment. We’d love to hear what you think!
Still curious about our design process? Read more about LEAP’s process and see additional interior photos from this project here.
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