20090104

Project

Thank you all for the warm birthday wishes.
Have been out and caught up with few things. Will respond to all your comments later. Meanwhile I have been asked by few readers here to share some work or projects that I dabble with. Somehow I dont carrying on work to the blog, so have been reluctant but then I thought What the heck!!!!
Here is one project that I started working on in February of last year. It is an historic structure. Here was a post of it showing the existing building - Ruminations
(the tags in the circle respond to the place from where the pictures below were taken)
Key Plan
- This is an old historic barn (farm house) in central New Jersey. The owners are moving out of a big house as their kids have moved away. They wanted a quaint space where they could entertain family and guests and have a semi retired life.
The project involved adding a master suite, kitchen/family room and patio to an old historic farm house. The spaces in this old house are tiny as it is built around 1800's. To the left of the house are their stables/horses and swimming pool and the addition had to kind of had to open out the interior spaces to the exterior. Thus came about the idea of a transition space of a porch wrapped around. (seen in pic - 2). The porch also ties the new addition to the existing house as there is an existing porch but in the backyard (see in pic - 4)
Also the main criteria was to maintain the rustic barn look on the outside, mainting the roof lines, grades and to take care of existing structurul integrity and conditions and not alter much of the existing building. Also on the interiors it was important to match the woodwork to maintian the fluidity between the old and the new.
The pictures, I hope, are self explanatory.
1 - The front of the house with the left side addition towards the stables.
2 - Wrap around porch looking towards the swimming pool

4 - Sorry for the weird angles on this picture. It is taken in the backyard and was not able to get the correct perspective to join the two together.
5 - The entire addition is one and a half story open space. This is the kitchen/family room.
6 - This is the transition between the old and the new. The wall where you see the chimney is the old wall of the one story porch that we demolished. (this pic is in the old post)
Will be glad to answer any questions that you have. Just cant divulge the names of the owners and the budget. - Thanks.

54 comments:

Ankur said...

i have seen these pics.. but currently more interested in the blonde in last pic.. whos she!! :P

Joy said...

Did you give the interior design/architecture? splendid!!! Its beautiful...

ceedy said...

@ankur

Now you dont want me to tell you anything here - I hope - YOU COULD NOT HAVE SEEN THE PICS....

and the older blond is the client and the smaller one the daughter.

ceedy said...

@joy

Was involved in planning and required details for the interiors. Not personally involved in picking the finishes (not part of the contract - as the owner had a friend who helped her)

Thanks - and am not sure if you read the short story - I updated that few weeks back

Ankur said...

ok ok.. i get the point!! :P

other blonde?? whos the second!!! :P

Ankur said...

and to tell u.. i loved the kitchen!!!!

Cess said...

wow nicely done, i love the big family/kitchen room :)

aneri_masi said...

I want a kitchen like that some day! Where there is room for more than one and also the refrigerator ;)

Excellent!

ceedy said...

@ankur

I think you need to get "married" soon....you are picking up on unnessary details :)

ceedy said...

@ankur

I know why you love the kitchen - not because of the design....petu :P

ceedy said...

@cess

thanks....

ceedy said...

@aneri

Hope that happens and I am your architect :P

Thanks

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Lovely!Now I know whom to consult when I build my own home someday :)

--xh-- said...

I love the kitchen.. this is the kind of kitchen i want whn i built a house.. very impressive renovation, man... the transition is seamless. from snaps, it is impossible to say itz a renovated design.. :)
love the idea of kitchen cum family room... and the extended/ wraparound porch...

CяystąL said...

I want a kitchen of that sort..though I don't know anythiing about cooking. But anyway..the house looks great!..I agree with Sameera..you already have our to-be made houses' plans in your pocket :P..

Aneesh said...

Nice...
I don't have any questions since it's not my area :P
I guess you did a great job
:)

ceedy said...

@sameera

You got it...:)

Thanks....

ceedy said...

@-xh-

thanks bud...seems since you got your own house built recently..you have a good eye to see what I am talking about

ceedy said...

@crystal

You got it too...whenever you are ready....:) thanks

ceedy said...

@aneesh

Yup..bud it just another job for me...not something I really want to do...

but everyone liked it so guess it is good....

thanks

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Beautiful..Hmm..for me its a dream house in a dream land..both distant...lol

Great work friend
TC
CU

ceedy said...

@compassion

Hahah...I am near the dreamland, and I help build many dreams....but as an architect I will never be able to afford such a house....its an irony!

Pavi!!!! said...

nice nice....i really like the kitchen..actually i LOVEEE spacious kitchens with plenty of counter-space and cupboards. Hope the kitchen has a pantry attached to it? it would be PERFECT then!

ceedy said...

@pavi!!!!

Good....then I am being hired for sure ;)

In this case there is like 25 feet of counter space - so there is no pantry

If interested I can email you pdf of the plan to understand it better...lemme know

τ ħ€ ĐάЎđяёάmёя said...

wow bhai kya mast ghar banayela hai bidu....mere ghar ka design kabhi banaoge :P

Hiren said...

hmmm ... sahi chee bhai ... mast creativity dude ... perfectly keeping in mind the client requirements ...

apna itna bada ghar toh nahi hai ... ki architectural changes ho paaye ... but looking at your creativity ... i am sure your sense of interiors must be equally awesome ... so i am sending you my house plan to renovate :)

btw i think a rocking chair by the poolside wud have been a good addition :P

brocasarea said...

yappa!...its so complicated man!!...really...couldnt follow it:(....anyways appr ur work:)

KP said...

damn man...thats such spacious house:). whats the added sqft? lot of space in the kitchen:).(our kitche sucks by looking at this one) in the future..if we ever need to add some space...if need an expert..I know where to go:).

good to see someone is doing justice to their talent:).

Suma said...

sigh....what a house...!!!

imagine cleaning it though! :)

and belated wishes...have a great year!

Satish Bolla said...

couldn't understand the post. but the pics look awesome. lucky owner

Sumana said...

What a splendid project to talk about. I had only seen such kind of things on the TV. Very well done.

Sairekha said...

Nice Job dude!:) I love the kitchen. Very nicely renovated... now.. when is your next India trip??:)

Pri said...

loved it..the interiors are beautiful..heyy btw had typed a comment on this post earlier but looks like blogger ate it up..its not showing up here :(

Princess Mia said...

i missed yur bday....sorry mate...belated happy bda..pardon me for my irregularity...

n yeah i like the kitchen too

Adi Crazy said...

Damn, it is my dream house! And I loved the master suite and the kitchen. Great job! :)

Urv said...

Clap Clap clap :)

Good job ceedy bhai.. :D

Ander ke interiors mast hai..

ceedy said...

@the daydreamer

aap jab bhi ready ho...I will be there "main hoon na" :P

No matter who designs but I hope someday you have a house like this :)

ceedy said...

@hiren

thank you sir....

send me over your plans...i am very well versed with interiors - have done a few before I came to the US...

but I like really modern designs - so hope thats fine...

yeah - maru ghar thase ne ya pachi taro bunglow....tya mukishu rocking chair....ek nahi be ok :)

ceedy said...

@brocas

Its fine....hope that you do understand when you ever get your house built....ok

or you can ask me :)

ceedy said...

@suma

Well honestly...people with such houses have people to clean too regularly...

but your concern is perfect....

and thanks for the wishes and hope you have a good year too...

ceedy said...

@satish bolla

you dont have understand...you ARE going to hire me right :)

ceedy said...

@sumana

Kewl....I have done more that around 100 houses like these in past few years....

wish I can post all :)

thanks for the kind words

ceedy said...

@sairekha

I was just in India.....and I can come tommorow if you hire me ;)

thanks

ceedy said...

@pri

thanks pri....

blame the blogger...i guess

ceedy said...

@princess mia

holla princess welcome...

thanks for the wishes - appreciate it...

being regular or irregular does not matter as long as you dont dissapear into thin air ;)

kewl....and thanks for the kind words

ceedy said...

@adi crazy

thanks...someday I hope the dream becomes a reality

ceedy said...

@urv

bowing...thanku

ceedy said...

@kp

Kewl...I hope I can design for you someday :)

And I will get the total sq. ft. on Monday from office - ok

Thanks man...hope all is well

oo7 said...

you have the best job in the world man !

Satish Bolla said...

@ceedy
u got some doubt on that?

anyways, here comes the 50th comment.... ;)

ceedy said...

@oo7

thanks man....it fun till a deadline looms....

ceedy said...

@satish

I am not really pompous to assume things :P

I guess its time for a dhamakedar post for 100th comment....

it coming be ready

Deepali said...

Happy Birthday - belated though. When was it?

The house looks fantastic. Looks like one house from the start. Except windows on the new side seem a little different hehe.

Was it a pain to match up materials and stuff or was it that a lot of the stuff in the existing house was renovated enough that the wood/tiles/etc were newish? I ask because in my house we have these really old umm mosaic type tiles and when we had to get some small flooring work done, the guy was like you won't get these type of tiles anymore cause I don't think you make them and we were just super surprised. They gave us something on the same lines but it looks different. I don't think the shop keeper was just giving a story to us cause he didn't have what we wanted. Our order wasn't big enough that he would lie for it hehe.

ceedy said...

@deepali

thanks - was on 2nd jan...

yeah...agree the windows on the new side are newer metal windows while the old ones are wood...so the difference...but we cant get wooden window now...

well many a times it is difficult to get the exact color cause if the house has been used for a longer period the original color has worn off...

sometimes we finish the entire interiors with new materials or try and detail in such a way to make it obvious between the old and the new...

and about the tiles in your house...as loabor gets more expensive and factory products cheaper...you find that many old materials are replaced...such is the case with marble mosaic...