Home Renovation Takes Dated Ranch to 2-Floor Craftsman in Downers Grove

Studio21 Architects recently designed this major overhaul of a dated two bedroom ranch home to a 3 bedroom 2-floor craftsman style home in Downers Grove. A family of four was looking to create their new family home in Downers Grove and were looking for a place close to public transportation. The existing home had the right location and a good foundation to start from, but the home itself wasn’t nearly hitting the mark. One of the design challenges of this home was giving the family the open concept living space on the first floor that they were looking for that contained almost no interior walls. We were able to do this by using wood floor trusses that could span the entire width of the home and allow for easy installation of the mechanical and plumbing systems.

The existing home had the right location and a good foundation to start from, but the home itself wasn’t nearly hitting the mark. One of the design challenges of this home was giving the family the open concept living space on the first floor that they were looking for that contained almost no interior walls. We were able to do this by using wood floor trusses that could span the entire width of the home and allow for easy installation of the mechanical and plumbing systems. In all, we were able to give them the open concept living with lots of natural light that they were looking for on the first floor, along with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and laundry on the 2nd floor.

This large transformation has taken a small home that had come to the end of its days and made a new home perfect for raising a family.

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