Functional Space & Design
Palmettos" 1983 (above center) 1885 Queen Anne Victorian with
"Steamboat Gothic" motif and architectural elements. Transformed
this single family home into a functional country inn with guestrooms
and full service dining.|
I enjoy working with my hands and the satisfaction of seeing a well designed item created or an antique restored. I have done renovations, repairs, upgrades and restorations on three 1880's Victorian Houses, a 1925 two-story Mediterranean Revival home, a 1960 6,000 sq ft. contemporary quad-level home, transformed a rustic country home, and others.
My experience isn't limited to antique homes; this 6000 sq. ft. four-level contemporary classic was built in 1960. Repairs include roof, pool & spa re-plumbing, painting, solid wood paneling restoration, and boathouse/dock renovation (below right).
also have experience with architectural software (CAD) in two and
three-dimensional renditions. Here is an example of a proposed
floor plan to convert the 1887 single family home (photo above, left),
into an eight-room bed and breakfast adding a private bathroom for each
guestroom, plus a common dining area, reception area and enlarged "show
kitchen" authentic for the Victorian period|
Photos below show before and after renovation, removing interior walls, adding suspended support in the attic for the ceiling, installing custom French doors at existing window, I designed and built (with no pre-fab items other than the interior firebrick), the custom stone fireplace with split level mahogany mantle, built to surpass seismic standards, shares the chimney with kitchen's range hood and patio grill hood. Stone and firebrick hearth includes two counter surfaces, wood & utensil storage areas, and a 3-foot by 5-foot grill surface.
|Don@DonDChapman.com 727 . 342-2407|