Guest House Portfolio
A guest house can add square footage to your home. It can also make the task of hosting guests much more pleasant for you and your guests. Further, the more self-contained the guest house, the more independent your guests can be, which takes a lot of stress off the hosts. Many homeowners will build a guest house as new construction. However, the majority of guest houses utilize existing, unused spaces and this is by far, the least expensive way to go.
Country Guest House|Transformation
This building was originally built with three stories. A garage on the 1st floor with its north wall subterranean, the main floor which housed a workshop, and a third floor for storage. The building was never finished with sheet rock. Previous owners had tacked up fiber board over the old soiled insulation. It had become a dusty, rat infested structure. The garage only had one single car garage door. A section of Foundation wall was removed and a two car garage door was added to make it a three car garage. The entire structure was insulated, sheet rocked and painted to finish. The main floor was divided into a small workshop on the east end complete with powder room to be used by gardeners and the residents when outside. The remaining main floor and third floor were transformed into a rustic two story guest house with a loft master bedroom and master bath. The existing old wood plank flooring was retained. With one sanding and two finishes, the floors became a gorgeous rustic focal point of this guest house. The guest house has a good sizel kitchen, propane fireplace, laundry room and sleeps six.
1920's Creekside Guest House / Remodel
This small guest house had few windows and only one door. The view towards the creek was remarkable so it was remodeled to include additional windows and double French doors in both the living room as well as the master bedroom. Note the massive river rock fireplace. This guest house needed a fireplace to enhance the old world charm. So, a fireplace master contractor was selected to build this large fireplace from scratch utilizing authentic river rock which was available on site along the creek. The guest house includes master bedroom, master bath, powder room, kitchenette and laundry room, all remodeled to retain the charm but include updated luxuries.