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PALACIOS RESIDENCE
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This Modest 3 bedroom, 1 ½ Bath Arts and crafts bungalow was a rental house for many years while the owners were on overseas assignment. Upon their return with their now grown teenage children, realized that their house no longer fit their family needs and Trout was called in to reconfigure the house and add a modest rear addition. We maintained the existing modest, historic bungalow character of the house from the front while adding a 2 ½ storey addition on the back side.

We maintained the existing first floor living room, entry and stair then cleared a rabbit warren of small rooms to the west to create a large, open kitchen-dining-family-study space with a large contiguous screen porch and a new powder room. On the second floor we added a new laundry, walk in linen closet, new Jack and Jill bathroom and a new master suite repleat with large bathroom with walk-in shower and soaking tub, walk in closets, vaulted master bedroom ceiling and covered sun porch. On the third floor we created a new teen suite for their son with bedroom, sitting room and full bath. The house was retrofitted with all new state of the art energy efficient plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems throughout.

We maintained and continued the use of historic exterior materials, window and door fenestration and detailing to seamlessly blend the addition into the existing structure so there is no clear delineation of old to new but for the trained eye to discover.