Case Study: Expansion and Renovation
Location: Spring Lake
A small cape cod within three lots from the Atlantic Ocean was not suitable for a couple who required 4 bedrooms and a new home to capture the views of the ocean from this high lot. DDG worked closely with the homeowner to craft a thoughtful home design, while working atop the existing foundation, resulting in a contextually appropriate home of traditional style that fits well in the coastal town of Spring Lake. Among the many features which DDG integrated into this home is a geothermal heating/cooling system, as well as foam insulation and solar electric roof top panels which result in a home that is highly energy efficient as well. A whole house generator (natural gas fueled) has come in handy when super storm 'Sandy' dramatically impacted this coastal region, cutting off power for two weeks. Although on the same lot and using the existing foundation and much of the existing framing, the homeowners now have a larger, and much more comfortable and efficient home.