The owners of this 1951 ranch home near Iowa State University had an ambitious vision for their home remodel. Their request was to add a master suite along with a new office and design it in such a way to resemble an iconic building on the ISU campus. Due to site constraints, the only option was to build up. Designing a second-floor addition was challenging due to existing conditions and complexity of construction. Integrity Construction was chosen as the contractor and was instrumental in the success of this project from schematic design through final construction.
The design extends the existing footprint of the home upward creating a second floor and completely changing the size and look of the house. This allowed the low ceilings of the existing living room to be expanded into a double height space providing extra volume and the need for a new entry into the home. The interior materials selected complemented the recently remodeled lower and main level. The exterior design draws inspiration from Iowa State University and the Alumni Center, located directly across the street from their residence. Use of cementitious exterior siding in unique ways along with brick masonry provide low maintenance, durability and longevity for the life of this home. The standing seam metal roof, stained cedar soffit, and flat roof entry provide a distinctly modern aesthetic to the home.