Clark Richardson Architects
Austin, Texas

Project name:
Cherry Lane Residence
Project location: Austin, Texas
Square footage before: 1,474
Square footage after: 2,647
Project cost: $657,385


The clients sought to reimagine their rambling, single-story home into a brighter, crisply detailed modern residence. Setbacks and a number of protected trees on the site compacted the corner lot and complicated the remodeling program. The small house also had to adapt to the needs of three young children; locating their rooms in the upstairs addition allowed for a downstairs playroom.

A complete reinvention of the first floor uses the stair as the central spatial organization element. Placing the stair, baths and other service areas in the middle of the home minimizes hallways and maximizes functional space. The orientation enables the street-defined corner of the residence on both floors to become the main living area with ample views, daylighting and natural ventilation.

Products installed

Lighting: RSA Lighting
Kitchen appliances: Jenn Air
Siding: Pollmeir
Doors: Marvin
Windows: Marvin

Photos: Paul Finkle


Doug Walter Architects
Denver, Colo.

Britman Construction
Project name: Tudor Topper
Project location: Denver, Colo.
Square footage before: 1,212
Square footage after: 2,210
Project cost: $495,000


The owner bought the home with the intention of enlarging and remodeling it. She moved in during the planning phase, which informed some of the choices that were made. She bought the house for the charm of the architecture and of the neighborhood, which is highly desirable and a mix of original homes, “pop tops” and scrapes with new homes in their place.

The new second story is a large master suite with a smaller grandchild suite, including a bath, sharing the floor. A guest room in the basement provides the home’s third bedroom. On the main floor, two bedrooms were repurposed: the front one as a library, and the back one as a family room open now to the kitchen. Several walls came down to create the new flow and allow the new stairway up. The old and dangerous basement stair was filled in, thereby allowing a larger kitchen relocated under the up stair.

Products installed

Doors: Pella
Windows: Pella
Tile: Daltile; Arizona Tile
Flooring: White Oak
Moulding/trim: Stark
Brick/stone/stucco: Masonite
Lighting: Halo
HVAC: Lennox
Roofing: CertainTeed
Locksets/hardware: Emtek
Structural: Trus Joist
Insulation: CertainTeed
Paint/stain: Benjamin Moore
Pavers/patio: Arizona Tile
Railing: RW Specialties
Island cabinetry: Fina
Countertop: Aurea Stone
Sinks: Kohler
Faucets: Moen
Range: Thermador
Exhaust hood: Vent-A-Hood
Refrigerator: Sub-Zero
Dishwasher: Bosch
Cabinetry: Kitchen Craft
Tub: Signature Hardware
Toilet: Kohler
Shower faucet: Brizo
Sink faucet: Delta

Photos: Philip Wegener Photography


Living Home Construction & Design
Salt Lake City, Utah

Project name:
Project location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Square footage before: 2,484
Square footage after: 3,073
Project cost: $643,250


The project scope was an addition and complete renovation of the existing home. The construction of a new garage as well as full landscaping was also included. The goals of the project included: renovate the existing space and add outdoor living space to take advantage of the sweeping views of Salt Lake City; install large format bifold doors and windows to create transition from new decks to the interior; add square footage for master suite and mudroom; modernize the exterior aesthetic of the house; create bedrooms and a kitchenette in the basement for visiting family; increase the comfort and efficiency of the existing house; and build a new garage for off-street parking and storage.

The challenges included: the creation of large window and door openings into a masonry home in a seismic zone; update the exterior aesthetic of the home while preserving the character of the neighborhood; and increase the comfort and efficiency of the home through added insulation on a home with double wythe masonry walls.

Photos: Ian Matteson

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Two CRA Projects Receive National Recognition via the 2019 Master of Design Awards – Clark Richardson | Architecture & Sustainability September 17, 2019 - 7:55 am

[…] to have two of our projects receive some national attention.  Our Cherry Lane Residence was awarded GOLD in the mid-range whole house remodel category.  Our Lake Austin Pool Cabana received a BRONZE […]

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