Jackson Residence in Austin, TXRetaining Neighborhood Character
The house was a 1950s era home in a middle class neighborhood in north Austin, Texas. The exterior was brick veneer over conventional wood framing with interior walls of sheetrock. The idea was to add on a master bedroom/bath suite, and to relocate the interior walls in the existing house to enhance the addition, as well as the new kitchen, den and living room plan. To accomplish this, the roof was also re-designed, resulting in the remodeled building becoming virtually a new home, while maintaining the character of the surrounding neighborhood.
After obtaining all necessary permits we assembled a team of subcontractors as well as our own carpenters and utility labor and began demolition.
Everything was stripped out of the building including drywall, tile, cabinets and fixtures – in essence, we started over. Existing wall were moved and removed to allow for the new configuration. A new foundation was poured for the room addition.
The new and repositioned walls were framed, a reconfigured roof was built, sheathing and (matching) brick installed, exterior trim put in place, and windows and doors mounted to complete the exterior of the structure.