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.
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
- 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
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.
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
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.