Eno River Ranch Renovation

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Project Description

Executed from February 2019 to June of 2019, Prince & Sons, Inc. worked with Architect William Waddell of Distinctive Architecture to renovate this 1942 home that sits near West point on the Eno. In this renovation we relocated the kitchen, opened and closed a few walls, updated the laundry room and created an office space to improve the usability and flow of the home. One of the unique features in the new design was the skylight bay in the ceiling of the new kitchen area. This created depth and allowed for natural light to penetrate the space as well as an opportunity to install accent lighting.

Unique Characteristics of Project

Throughout the execution of this project we were faced with many challenges and obstacles. This home was constructed on a slab that had radiant heat lines embedded within, preventing us from cutting into the slab and required a creative approach when it came to running drain lines and fastening new framing to the floors. The home also featured beautiful heart pine paneling from the original construction of the home that we were to repurpose and blend into the new design. The old paneling along with the new, handcrafted tongue and groove pine paneling helped to preserve the character of the home while the new tile floors instilled a contemporary feel with the stacked lay pattern. We were able to define the two spaces, kitchen and office, by installing different colored cabinets and different countertop material, granite in the kitchen and maple in the office. With other features throughout such as floating shelves and a barn door, this finished product was a space that the homeowner will love for many years to come.