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Conservation District Remodeling with Addition Dallas TX

By MarkSiebert

October 7, 2020

Craftsman Home Remodeling, Custom Cabinets, Second Story Addition

Renowned Renovation remodeled this Lower Greenville 1,200 square foot, three-bedroom, a one-bath house into a 2,245 square foot four-bedroom, three-bath luxury home. We also added a new two-car garage with a driveway. 

Before Renowned Renovation Remodel

After Renowned Renovation Remodel

The property, located in the Belmont Addition Conservation District, makes remodeling a tall order. The city has to approve the addition's plans according to the District's regulations and requirements. What's the difference between Historic and Conservation Districts? See below

The owner's goals were:

  • Increase Living Space
  • Conservation District Compliance
  • Maintain 1920's Craftsman Design
  • Open Floor Plan
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Three Full Baths
  • Smart home wiring 
  • Energy efficient
  • 2 Car Garage with Driveway

First Floor

Second Floor Addition

The most challenging aspect of this home addition and remodeling project was installing a new pier and beam foundation under a standing home and pouring a new slab under the existing front porch.

We abandoned the 1923 foundation made of bois d'arc (also known as osage-orange) piers. That foundation would not support the weight of the second story addition. We replaced it with a new concrete pier and beam foundation. The perimeter grade beam needed to be poured inside the existing structure, meaning we needed to get a bobcat inside the house. 

We structurally shored the exterior walls and roof, removed all interior walls, girders, floor joists, and the eastern outer wall. That allowed us to drive a bobcat and mini excavator inside the structure to dig the beams and drill for piers.

The new second-story addition added significant square footage. It increased the home's sale value, moved the bedrooms upstairs, freed up room on the lower level, and increased the living space.  

With the bedrooms moved to the second floor, we created an open floor plan that incorporates all the kitchen, dining room, living room with an entertainment wall and wet bar.

Great Room

Incorporating contrasting colors of an American walnut wide-plank floor with a natural finish, offset by chalk-white walls and ceilings, Sea serpent blue kitchen island, and accented with a blue and gray arabesque tile backsplash wall. 

The great open room created a bright, inviting space to relax, entertain, and enjoy the ambiance with friends and family.

Modern and Open Kitchen

Entertainment Wall in Living Room

Master Bedroom, Master Bathroom with Steam Shower

Master Closet with Laundry Room

Two more bedrooms with Jack and Jill Bathroom

Downstairs Office/Guest Room and Full Bathroom

Two-Car Garage & Driveway 

About Conservation Districts 

5727 Valesco For Sale in the Belmont Addition Conservation District Dallas Texas

Conservation Districts are zoning tools used in Dallas, Texas since 1988, to protect specific unique characteristics in neighborhoods like East Dallas and the Oak Cliff area. Dallas' conservation districts are focused on safeguarding architecture styles, population densities, structures heights, and setbacks. 

Conservation districts are similar to historic districts, but they are different. Dallas's conservation districts focus on maintaining specific characteristics of a neighborhood.

Whereas, Historic Districts focus on protecting structures as built. Historic Districts promote preserving the original colors, materials, styles, and other structures' original components.  

Another difference between conservation and historic districts is how long the approvals for alterations to structures take. Historic districts can take 4 – 6 weeks to be approved, where Dallas Conservation district approval can take one day or up to a month.


Summary
Home Addition
Service Type
Home Addition
Provider Name
Renowned Renovation,
4848 Lemmon Ave, Suite 106,Highland Park,Texas-75219,
Telephone No.(972) 232-7122
Area
Belmont Conservation District, Dallas, Texas
Description
This Belmont Neighborhood home was remodeled with a second-floor addition. Renowned Renovation worked with the city to update the home, add a second story, and retain the required Craftsman Styling as is required from rules from Conservation District Addition Remodeling: Dallas TX.

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