Classic Remodel with French Influence

Crows Nest

Project Overview

This classic remodel incorporated French Provincial influence on both the exterior and later the interior. The house, built in the mid-1950’s, is a ranch format sitting on a one-acre lot in Indy’s storied Crows Nest neighborhood.

The client was looking to add living space to the existing structure, with the focus of the remodel being a complete update, while still keeping the integrity of the home in such an established neighborhood.

Project Highlights

Addition to the Footprint

An addition of 2,500 square feet of living space and 550 square feet of covered porch was added to the home. This addition included a gallery hallway leading to the master suite wing, with a covered porch capping the back of the house. An old porch space in another area was then converted to a vaulted-ceiling sunroom.

Evolved Mechanical Package

The mechanical package on this remodel was engineered for maximum efficiency using state-of-the-art products and fixtures. The exterior envelope was fully insulated with open cell foam, creating a sealed environment, and calling for mechanical and passive ventilation to be installed. The HVAC system is a variable speed, variable capacitor with a 25 seer AC unit running on DC power. The byproduct of this design is an environment with a steady-state relative humidity hovering at approximately 45% at all times.

Finish Work

Custom, high end finishes including fixtures, tile, flooring and paint sourced and selected for every room in the house, and installed by our team of expert craftsman. This project included DuChateau English oak flooring, Carrera marble, custom fired tile backsplash in the kitchen, marble kitchen countertops from Danby Quarry, custom Boaz Millworks quarter-sawn oak kitchen cabinetry with beaded face frame inset doors and drawer faces, elaborate coffered ceilings, Hansgrohe fixtures, custom two-piece window and door casings, and LED lighting throughout.

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