Structural Plans for The Glade Renovation

We have received the structural plans from the architect for our renovation (including 2 new additions) at The Glade.

The Glade is ready for a renewal.

I was going to post all the various pages to show the extent of the information but this one page has enough information for one post.

Each of the 4 sides of The Glade will be affected by the renovation.

The west side of the house is the facade that’s most visible from the street and is getting a major change. The kitchen entrance will move from the rear of the house to the side through a new mudroom in the interior.

West exposure of The Glade

Let’s break it down. The most obvious additions are a door and porch where the window now is and a two-story kitchen (1st floor) and master suite (2nd floor)addition.

The west side elevation is the first glimpse of The Glade from the street. This door is the entrance we use most.

The side notes from top to bottom (My notes in parentheses.):

  1. Existing vent attic (on the original house)
  2. Asphalt shingle roofing over 30# felt on 5/8 inch CDX over plywood sheathing (The entire house is getting a new roof.)
  3. New 1 x 6 Azek fascia and rake boards, painted
  4. New round windows to match existing diameter
  5. New gutters and downspouts to match existing (We’ll probably redo all the gutters and downspouts after the new roof is installed.)
  6. New Hardiboard siding @ exframe walls over new air infiltration barrier.
  7. 5/4 x 4 trim @ windows and doors, painted; new shutters to match existing
  8. Painted parging @ new foundation walls

Unfortunately most photos of The Glade from the street make it look like it’s tipping over. I’m hoping a newly designed entrance with better foundation plantings will make a more appealing statement.

Street view of The Glade

The front facade is having only one major change.

Notice the door has moved from the right hand side of the house to the center.

The side notes from top to bottom pertinent to the front:

  1. Relocate front door to existing window opening, prep and repaint door (a job for me).

We’ve made a few cosmetic improvements here and here to the back of the house and will continue to paint the trim. While trying to keep the character of the orginal structure we have some exciting changes planned for the back of the house not visible from the street.

Back of the house from deep in the yard before the fall.

On the left facing the rear of the building we’re adding a conservatory with a full bathroom (open porch overhead) and on the right a new kitchen with master suite overhead.  The kitchen has a bay window that overlooks the garden.

The most significant changes will happen on the back of the house where both new additions are visible at the same time.

The side notes from top to bottom on the left:

  1. Dormer @ master bedroom doors
  2. Flashing at roof to wall connections, TYP
  3. Roofline beyond
  4. New gutters and downspout to match existing
  5. 5/4 x 4 trim @ windows and doors, painted
  6. Minimum 36 inch high railings @ stair, code compliant system TBS by owner

Notes from top to bottom on the right:

  1. Align new ridge with existing FV roof slopes
  2. Existing attic vent
  3. Asphalt shingle roofing over 30# felt on 5/8 inch CDX over plywood sheathing (The entire house is getting a new roof.)
  4. New gutters and downspouts to match existing (We’ll probably redo all the gutters and downspouts after the new roof is installed.)
  5. Asphalt shingle roofing over 30# felt on 5/8 inch CDX over plywood sheathing.
  6. New 1 x 6 fascia board with drip edge
  7. New 5/8 inch Azek trim at existing windows
  8. Flash wall to roof connection, TYP
  9. Asphalt shingle roofing over 30# felt on 5/8 inch CDX over plywood sheathing.
  10. MDO paneled trim @ bay window painted

Finally, the east side of The Glade can only be seen from our yard and by the last 2 neighbors at the end of our deadend street.

East side of House and garden

This side of the house will have a new conservatory full of windows and a second-story porch which overlooks perhaps the most beautiful part of the yard.

The east side elevation shows how the new conservatory will fit into the original structure.

The side notes from top to bottom on the left:

  1. Flashing @ roof to wall connections, TYP
  2. Asphalt shingle roofing over 30# felt on 5/8 inch CDX over plywood sheathing.
  3. New gutters and downspout to match existing
  4. New Azek trim @ porch columns and beam
  5. Bluestone pavers and treads @ new front porch

Notes from top to bottom on the right:

  1. Align new ridge with existing FV roof slopes
  2. Existing attic vent
  3. Asphalt shingle roofing over 30# felt on 5/8 inch CDX over plywood sheathing (The entire house is getting a new roof.)
  4. New dormer @ master bedroom doors
  5. Asphalt shingle roofing over 30# felt on 5/8 inch CDX over plywood sheathing.
  6. New 1 x 6 fascia board with drip edge
  7. Painted wood brackets

The next step is to get approved by the county historical association since The Glade is in a designated historic district.

Of what do you disapprove?

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One response to “Structural Plans for The Glade Renovation

  1. This sounds like a great plan! What a blueprint! I really like the row of windows that overlook the yard. I hope that you can start the renovations soon!

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