The owner’s of this 1951 ranch home near Iowa State University had an ambitious vision for their home remodel. Their request was to add a Master Suite along with an Office, but due to site constraints the only option was to build up. Designing a second floor addition was challenging due to existing conditions and complexity of construction. Integrity Construction was the desired contractor for the job and was instrumental in the success of this project from schematic design through final construction.
The design utilizes the existing footprint of the home to distribute the new roof and second story loads to the existing exterior bearing walls. This allowed the low ceilings of the existing living room to be expanded into a double height space, providing both extra volume as well a sense of entry into the home. The interior materials selected complemented the recently remodeled lower & main level. The exterior design draws inspiration from Iowa State University and the Alumni Center, which is situated directly across the street from their residence. Use of cement based siding materials in unique ways along with brick will provide low maintenance, durability, and longevity for the life of this home. The standing seam metal roof, stained cedar soffit, and flat roof entry provide a distinctly modern aesthetic to the home.