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1913 Ruxton – Family Home Remodel

See how compounding issues resulted in a stunning renovation of this Family Home Remodel.

The Backstory

Home to a family with two young children, this 1913 Ruxton house beautifully combines their needs with modern, but aesthetically cohesive updates. However, it wasn’t always the dream home it is today.

Purchased in 2015, the family lived in the house for 16 months before discovering a host of issues. From plumbing to foundation, each problem evolved into something more. It was then that the project exploded into a full gut and restoration project.

Since the house structure was exposed and being reinforced, the family decided to expand the renovation to include all of the components that they had hoped to complete down the road. With the services of Greenleaf Construction, the family was able to create the home of their dreams.

The Project

The expansive two-story addition includes a gourmet kitchen, mudroom room, family room, second story primary suite as well as a full basement. The existing home was completely reconfigured to accommodate the needs of the owners, including new bathrooms, second floor laundry, a guest suite and additional storage spaces. 

The renovation wish list included:
    open kitchen/family room
    prep sink in the kitchen
    wet bar
    butler’s pantry
    mudroom with cubbies & cleat wash
    laundry room upstairs
    maintaining the 1913 character by tying the aesthetics of the new parts with the originals

Indoor & Outdoor Living spaces

The home was given a bright, open living space with custom cabinetry. Multiple french doors open to the blue stone patio with butler stone walls. The roof was replaced with a DiVinci composite cedar shake roof system, and all of the siding was replaced with James Hardie fiber cement lap siding maintaining the character of the original home.

Gourmet Kitchen & Wet Bar

The new kitchen and bar are equipped with custom cabinetry, top of the line appliances and a large island with a combination of marble and butcher block countertops.

While all of the changes were never part of our original vision, we could not be happier with how they all turned out!


Mudroom, Dog Wash & Second Floor Laundry

The mudroom has custom built lockers, and a partial height shower for cleat and dog washing. The mudroom, or “cleat wash” is used by the family for rinsing and drying cleats, boots, wet snow clothes, etc.

Primary Suite

Upstairs, the primary suite has custom cabinets and vanity, a large walk-in marble shower with rain head and custom closet systems.

Project Details

Project was completed by Greenleaf Construction in collaboration with Mark Mobley Architecture and Landscaping Creative Ways.

Materials featured in this project include:

    Custom Fit Cabinetry
    Andersen A series windows and doors
    DiVinci composite cedar shake roof system
    James Hardie fiber cement lap siding to maintain the character of the original home

Thanks to Greenleaf Construction for sharing information and photos of this renovation.

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