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Lakefront Green Home Remodel

Regional Winner of 2015 Chrysalis Awards for Whole House Remodel $500k-$1M

Save money, save space, and stay in place with this whole house remodel design. Green features, energy efficiency, and low maintenance are a great combination for a home to spend your retirement. The home includes a main floor bedroom and bathroom.
Gold level Florida Green Home certification from the Florida Green Building Coalition, Inc. and Energy Star Qualified Home with HERS index of 60. Silver winner of 2012 Master Design Awards for Energy-efficient Retrofit. Regional winner of 2015 Chrysalis Awards for Whole House Remodel $500k-$1M.

Using the Not So Big® remodel philosophy - quality not quantity - we designed this Weirsdale, Marion Co, FL, remodel without increasing its size - except adding a new porch. Before design even began, an energy analysis was used to evaluate long-term cost savings of materials and systems. Schematic design began by moving the front door, then moving the interior stairs, which afforded plenty of space inside for an open Great Room. This eliminated the maze of small rooms which didn't focus on the beautiful view of the lake, now seen from all rooms in the house. On the outside, the 1970s painted concrete block is given some style with new fiber-cement siding and an EnergyStar roof (the design supports a metal roof, but the fiberglass shingles gave a similar look and durability for a better price). The 1,700 s.f. home plus garage and porches remains modest with 2 master suites, situated at either end of the house for privacy. Each bedroom is further separated from the Great Room by bathrooms and storage areas. Windows are placed for cross-ventilation and views of the sunset over the lake. Durability and ease of maintenance continues with the original oak wood floors, new tile in bathrooms, granite countertops, built-in cabinetry and wood trim throughout. Homeowners Bill and Ann Dupree moved in just before Easter 2012.

Built by Adolf Construction of Ocala, FL