Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Before & After: The Journey from Ugly Duckling to Swan - Second Floor

The second floor of the Ugly Duckling saw some equally dramatic changes.  What started as a small, 3 bedroom house is now 4 bedrooms (including a large master suite), with lots of space!

But it wasn't an easy transformation.  It included major structural engineering challenges, lots of new construction, all new everything and of course the stairway to the amazing rooftop deck.

The front bedroom saw some of the biggest changes as we enlarged the room and raised the roofline.

The hallway really highlights the quirky roofline of our 1906 gambrel.  Can you believe the before and after?  The camera angle is slightly different, but it's the same space!!

The middle bedroom got a major makeover.  We turned it 90 degrees (to make room for the new bathroom and laundry), raised the ceiling and installed large double windows - to capture the morning light.
Middle Bedroom Before
Middle Bedroom After
And the new hall bath has lots of features, including a custom countertop, towel warmer and marble floor.  

The back bedroom is totally new construction (so no 'before' photos!).  With 3 windows, it's a bright, light space.

And the master suite?  Well that's all new construction, because it's located above the new garage and mudroom.  Isn't it a lovely space?
Photo:  Jamie Salomon

Photo:  Jamie Salomon
But the biggest wow is the rooftop deck.  It's a big space and has fabulous views of Casco Bay, Spring Point Lighthouse and Fort Gorges.

So what do you think?  Has the Ugly Duckling become a Swan?  Thanks so much to everyone for following our journey.

And now it's time to move onto the next project!  And this one will be really different - stay tuned!

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  1. I'd be curious to see your exterior shots- before and after!

    1. If you hit the Home tab, just scroll down to the post about the 1st floor and you'll see the exterior. It's changed a bit!!!! :-)

  2. Love the time work in the master shower!

  3. Can't wait to see your next project! Whoever stages your homes is a genius--they look so fresh and spacious (lots of that is down to the design too, I realize!)

  4. Love it! How did you do the window treatment in the back bedroom? Thanks!

    1. Hi Janice - here's the link to the post for making the appliqués for the window treatments, To assemble them, I simply cut plywood boards, wrapped them in quilt batting, and stapled the fabric to the backside. Super easy!!


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