Column: Project: Whole-house renovation on Geist Reservoir


Commentary by Larry Greene

EXISTING HOME: The owners of this 30-year-old home, located in Feather Cove near Geist, purchased the home exclusively for the breathtaking views of Geist Reservoir. “From the moment we first drove up to the house, it had this intangible feeling that you get when you get a hug. It truly felt like home and we could see life taking place here. Looking past the existing cosmetics, we purchased the home with a vision of remodeling the entire home to create a cozy sanctuary for our family to enjoy for years to come.”

THE KITCHEN: “The kitchen is the heart of the home and the heart of our family. The two walls separating the kitchen from the living and entertainment spaces took away the joy of cooking for guests.” To open up the kitchen, walls were removed and a support beam was installed to support the second floor. Although the footprint did not change, the new open layout allows for abundant storage and countertop space. The kitchen features two-toned cabinetry, eye-catching granite, an island for prep work and a separate island for seating.

MASTER BATH: The original master bath had an over-sized garden tub, small shower and outdated closet system. To add privacy and create a fourth bedroom, the doorway leading into the office was terminated. New walls were framed for the new closet and bedroom wall. The new bathroom features a luxury marble shower, a freestanding tub with a great view of the lake, his & hers vanities and a double sided fireplace. “All of the materials came together to create an elegant and romantic feeling to our master suite. It has everything we need to relax and unwind after a long day.”

FINAL RESULT: “There’s no way we could pick a favorite space in the whole house. The changes allow us to enjoy every space and facet of the home. Everything about the renovation makes us feel happy. We can’t wait to start the next chapter of our lives together in this home. ”