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Gartin Residence

The residents of this 1970’s home desired a complete transformation to allow for a light, open, and updated living space. This resulted in an extensive exterior and interior renovation as well as a second level addition.

The contrasting painted board and batten siding, brick, and heavy timber materials create a bright and warm exterior. Amended roof lines, a second level addition, and increased window area proportionately balance the front elevation while opening up the interior space.

The removal of various existing walls and doors immediately creates a more welcoming entry which is open to the adjacent living space and beyond. A custom built-in feature with coat hooks, a mirror, and a shelf add to the functionality of the foyer. The increased volume of the vaulted ceiling allows for a more light filled and spacious living room. Nearly unrecognizable from the existing condition, the new kitchen, dining, and family rooms now flow freely to one another with bold and playful design touches. Warm wood accents, pops of color, and dynamic feature lighting tie together these main level spaces. The majorly reconfigured kitchen features sleek, full height cabinetry, a large basin sink with a backyard view, a stainless steel range and hood, and a butcherblock entertaining island. The open concept theme continues from the main level to the expanded patio with increased access points and large glass openings.

The second level addition includes a new master bedroom with vaulted ceilings, ample windows, and a cantilevered private balcony overlooking the below patio and yard. The master suite also has an expanded walk-in closet, a modern double vanity, walk-in shower, and freestanding tub.


Ames, Iowa


2,500 SF Addition & Renovation

Design Team:

Eric Badding