With four teenagers, this Mt. Lebanon couple wanted to expand their outdoor living and entertainment options, including during bad weather. A new 2-story home addition—plus a star-gazing roof deck—gives them that, plus an an easy connection to their pre-existing patio.
The 700 sq. ft. home addition (left) and expanded patio (right) provides many more outdoor living & entertaining options for this family.
(Notice these details: the new stone walls of the house exactly match the older ones of the original house; so do the wooden balconies, old and new. Likewise, the new section of flag stone in the patio matches the old.)
Like the majority of our projects, this one is a product of our unique, time-tested Design-Build process.
Home addition means new ways to enjoy the outdoors
On the ground floor of the addition is a new bar and recreation area that connects to a living room style lounge in the older part of the home. Sliding glass doors open to the lawn below the main patio. Plus, a new powder room down the hall serves guests and family enjoying the new spaces.
The addition doubled the size of the basement as you can see in this Before & After image below, with the living room in the older part of the home. Notice that in the new bar/recreation area, the new wood floor is an exact match to the older pre-existing one.
On the second level, the new screened in living room with TV and fireplace (below) opens to both the kitchen and to a small grilling deck outside; steps connect to the lower patio.
A new stone fireplace on the patio makes for cozy nights even in chilly weather because the uniquely efficient chimney design pushes heat out toward the seating area.
Bonus: on the 3rd level is an open-to-the-stars deck accessible from the bedroom level.