Key West Revival

The design goals of this multi-generational remodel were very personal. The core objective was to create two independent homes in one. The clients wished to incorporate their love of Key West architecture, create a light-filled open floor plan where they could relax and entertain, and have a self-sufficient, but connected home for their mother.

Our client was returning to her childhood home to care for her aging mother. The 1940’s ranch had become rundown. It was dark and compartmentalized with low ceilings and needed a floor plan that would improve function and flow.

As you enter the home from the front door, there are clear views into the newly landscaped backyard and garden house. Our clients were going to be living in the main house, which required a complete gutting to allow for its new open concept floor plan. To create the airy Key West feel, a vaulted ceiling was added in the great room by redistributing the roof load with an 8’x18’ engineered ridge beam for support.

The kitchen was created with entertaining in mind. A large island provides a gathering space, a multi-temperature wine refrigerator allows the avid wine collectors plenty of storage, and major appliances were specifically placed out of view.

Creating an indoor/outdoor connection was paramount for the master suite. This was to become the owner’s private oasis. A vaulted ceiling and window wall invite the flow of natural light. A fireplace and private exit to the garden house provide the perfect respite after a busy day. The new master bath, flanked by his and her walk-in closets, has a tile shower or soaking tub for bathing.

The inspiration for the entire remodel was to provide a safe, independent living space for the homeowner’s mother. Designing a highly functioning environment was just as important as incorporating elements that would enhance mom’s living experience.

With her own separate entrance, graced with a red door just like her original home, she can entertain guests independent from the main house. Inside, she has unobstructed views to the outdoors and her own double door exit from the bedroom into the backyard, designed to allow for a ramp addition if one is needed in the future. The bedroom is large enough to accommodate a live-in caregiver or hospital bed. If mobility becomes an issue, the bathroom has space for a wheel chair or walker to navigate between the sink, toilet and shower. The shower walls have been reinforced to handle grab bars if needed.

The kitchen design has what mom needs to prepare simple meals in the microwave. For safety reasons a cooktop was not installed, however there is space and venting in place should they chose to do so in the future. The door in the kitchen is the direct route to the main house.

Although these two independent living spaces appear as one from the street, they provide two distinct functional homes for both parties. The Key West architecture fits in perfectly with its rural, eclectic neighbors.
Project Year: 2014
Country: United States
Others who worked on this project: Sennikoff Architects, Inc.
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Creating an indoor/outdoor connection was paramount for the master suite. This was to become the owner’s private oasis. A vaulted ceiling and window wall invite the flow of natural light. A fireplace and private exit to the garden house provide the perfect respite after a busy day. The new master bath, flanked by his and her walk-in closets, has a tile shower or soaking tub f...More
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Creating an indoor/outdoor connection was paramount for the master suite. This was to become the owner’s private oasis. A vaulted ceiling and window wall invite the flow of natural light. A fireplace and private exit to the garden house provide the perfect respite after a busy day. The new master bath, flanked by his and her walk-in closets, has a tile shower or soaking tub f...More
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The design goals of this multi-generational remodel were very personal. The core objective was to create two independent homes in one. The clients wished to incorporate their love of Key West architecture, create a light-filled open floor plan where they could relax and entertain, and have a self-sufficient, but connected home for their mother.
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The inspiration for the entire remodel was to provide a safe, independent living space for the homeowner’s mother. Designing a highly functioning environment was just as important as incorporating elements that would enhance mom’s living experience. With her own separate entrance, graced with a red door just like her original home, she can entertain guests independent from t...More
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The kitchen design has what mom needs to prepare simple meals in the microwave. For safety reasons a cooktop was not installed, however there is space and venting in place should they chose to do so in the future. The door in the kitchen is the direct route to the main house. Kitchen Design: Zieba Builders
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