The existing 2-car garage was often full of property maintenance equipment causing the owner’s cars as well as the property staff to park in visible areas around the home—often in the formal visitor loop. The homeowners wished to have dedicated garage space for their vehicles as well as a court area that allowed for additional vehicles to be parked away from the main entrance. The husband also desired an in-home office space with more daylight and views as opposed to his previous basement office.
By creating a new 3-car garage with maintenance storage at the daylight level to the back of the house, the architect was able to create garage space for the family’s cars, while creating a private vehicle court that was visibly screened from their visitor’s loop. The existing garage was converted to a new formal office space with views to the back of the property. An octagonal entry element was designed to meld the new with the old and also to create a noticeable gateway for visitor entry to the backyard.
This project received recognition from the Building Industry Association of Lancaster’s Remodeling Showcase as the 2017 Addition Award. For a full description of this project, read the article in the Spring 2017 edition of Renovations & Additions Magazine. Read the article »
LOCATION: Neffsville, PA 17601
Yohe Architecture & Design
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Ralph Schlegelmilch & Sons
Rock & Metal Systems
Mervin Zimmerman Inc.
Millwood Tree Transplanting
Two Dudes Painting Company
DESCRIPTION: Coming Soon
LOCATION: Hamilton Road, Lancaster, PA
DESCRIPTION: A complete restoration of the interior of a 1750 Meeting House of the Old Order River Brethren and construction of an adjoining sunroom to connect the original Meeting House to the existing 1868 farm house was done. The owner did extensive research on the history of the building and has a copy of the original deed from William Penn dated 1739. The stone and brick walls were stabilized and a new floor structure was installed. A study, 1 1/2 baths, 2 bedrooms, and a family room was created. Many people would have simply torn the building down because of its extremely neglected condition. However, the Luck’s invested considerable effort, time, and money to restore the building to its present, beautiful condition. The outside of the structure remains virtually unchanged. The building retains its original character while gaining updated and comfortable usefulness. This project was awarded the C. Emlen Urban Preservation Award for Adaptive Re-use in 2005 by the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County.
LOCATION: Sagerville Road, Bainbridge, PA
DESCRIPTION: Convert an uncovered deck into three season room including adding a new 8′ x 12′ deck and a new stairway to grade.
AREA: 390 s.f.
LOCATION: Mil Mar Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
DESCRIPTION: Working in tandem with designer Martha Wheaton Roberts a once plain basement emerged into a family and friends gathering place. A beautiful cherry bar with sink, dishwasher, refrigerator, and wine cooler is located at the one end. A built-in cherry entertainment center with bookshelves and new gas fireplace balance out the other end.
AREA: 360 s.f.
LOCATION: Deerfield Road, Lancaster, PA 17603
DESCRIPTION: Design and built a new one story addition for a new kitchen and eating area. Involved removing the exterior bearing wall and installation of new steel beams to support the second floor and roof loads. A 12′ patio door with a 6′ arch window above opens this new kitchen to a beautiful rear view.
AREA: 230 s.f.
LOCATION: Wynwood Drive, Mountville, PA 17554
DESCRIPTION: This 1950s era two story home looked out of place in the prestigious Eshelman Road neighborhood. New porch columns, shutters, light posts, a stone faced addition, wood carriage house garage doors, and stamped concrete walks and patio and landscaping did wonders to the exterior. Inside, the Master Suite was expanded ten feet into the garage to create a beautiful mirrored and tiled His & Hers Master Bath divided by a tiled, glass-walled, shower. His & Hers walk-in closets, a coffered ceiling in the Master Bedroom, and a six foot opening with Shoji Doors to Her Master Bath and closet area were also added.
Since the Master Suite was expanded into the garage a twelve foot addition was added to the garage using real stone that matched the 50-year-old stone perfectly. The new garage, with its wood carriage house doors, also has an additional door with space for the owner’s golf cart for convenient and stylish travel to the Lancaster Country Club. For entertaining, the small, knotty pine family room was expanded into the old jalousie windowed porch. The existing fireplace was retained, but is almost indistinguishable with a new face. The flat ceiling was removed allowing for a new sloped ceiling. There is a recessed area above the fireplace for a big screen TV and art work and new recessed glass shelving on each side of the fireplace with a wet bar alcove that complete the transformation.
AREA: Renovated Area: 1020 s.f. // Addition Area: 300 s.f.
LOCATION: Eshelman Road, Lancaster, PA
DESCRIPTION: An award winning addition/renovation of a two story colonial home. The work on the first floor involved removing an existing deck and screened porch then adding a new sun room, screened porch, enlarged storage area in the garage, a covered area for the hot tub, and a patio with a pergola. Inside a new mud room and powder room were carved out of the existing two-car garage, and the foyer, hall powder room, kitchen, and family room were all renovated. Upstairs two separate attic truss areas were combined with the use of new structural beams and a new shed dormer to create a new master retreat consisting of a master bath and closet. Out front, a new covered porch and new entrance door and garage doors were added. The existing brick facade was also painted along with new shutters to create a total new look.
AREA: Renovated Area: 1,504 s.f. // Addition Area: 600 s.f.
LOCATION: Settlement Circle, Lancaster, PA 17601
DESCRIPTION: Kitchen renovations – Remove an existing coat closet and hallway to open up the kitchen area and install new custom painted cabinets. Basement renovations – Design and build a Williamsburg period family room with a replica of a colonial bar and a brick floor. Also, installed new cedar beaded horizontal siding on the garage.
AREA: Kitchen Renovation: 225 s.f. // Basement Renovation: 570 s.f.
LOCATION: Winding Way, Lancaster, PA 17603
DESCRIPTION: Addition and renovation for a new master bedroom and bath. Added a new second floor master bedroom over an existing first floor family room, renovated an existing second floor bedroom for the new master bath and hallway for access to the master bedroom.
Created a new second floor laundry in an existing walk-in closet. A temporary outside stairway was constructed to minimize construction activity thru the house. Constructed a new gabled roof over the existing bedroom and new master bedroom which was a flat roof before. Salvaged slate was installed on the new roof to match the existing.
AREA: Addition Area: 256 s.f. // Renovated Area: 230 s.f.
LOCATION: Hillcrest Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
DESCRIPTION: Construct a new one-story addition for a new kitchen and eating area. The addition was designed by Richard Levengood Architects and entailed removing two major exterior bearing walls and installation of new steel beams to support the second floor and roof loads. The exterior of the addition was painted brick with cedar shingles to match the existing house.
AREA: 230 s.f. (Addition)
LOCATION: Marietta Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603
DESCRIPTION: A one and one-half story addition to a one and one-half story1550 s.f. stone cottage in the Oley Valley in Berks County near Reading, PA. Designed by Richard Levengood Architects the addition compliments the architecture of the existing cottage. An existing frame kitchen addition was demolished to make way for the addition. The first floor of the addition contains a new kitchen, laundry, shower bath, living room with stone fireplace, dining room, entry, and screened porch. The second floor of the addition encompasses a master bedroom suite, a guest bedroom, bath and sitting area.
AREA: 2,680 s.f. (Addition)
LOCATION: Oley Turnpike Road, Reading, PA 19606
DESCRIPTION: Renovation and additions to a two story colonial home located on a large country lot along the Conestoga River. The additions included a one story addition for a master bedroom situated on the right side of the main house which balanced with the existing family room wing on the left side of the house. A new covered brick front porch and a one story addition to the rear of the house with a finished basement area complete the additions. On the main floor level a new family room and breakfast area are accessible from the newly enlarged and renovated kitchen area. There is an elevated hardscape patio off of the breakfast area which is above a new one car garage. A new stair case leads from the family room to the lower level game room and also provides access to the new garage. The existing kitchen, laundry and guest bedroom and bath on the first floor were reconfigured to provide for a larger kitchen area, a new laundry closet and a new master bath.
AREA: Renovated Area: 1,720 s.f. // Renovated Area: 732 s.f.
LOCATION: Doe Run Road, Lancaster, PA 17603
DESCRIPTION: Seven years after we designed and built this home the home owners were ready to build an outdoor living space. Because the yard sloped to the rear a natural stone retaining wall was built to build up the grade to allow a small storage room addition to be built to the rear of the garage and provide level ground for a flagstone walk to connect the drive to the rear patio and new covered porch. The porch has a cathedral ceiling with beaded vinyl porch ceiling, boxed collar beams, a ceiling fan and a window in the gable that allows light to penetrate the porch.
LOCATION: Deerfield Road, Lancaster, PA 17603
DESCRIPTION: After completing renovations at their former home, we were called to complete several renovation projects to this stately home. The first project involved making two smaller bedrooms into a new larger master bedroom by removing a bearing wall which involved installing a concealed beam in the attic above. We also installed a triple dormer window which involved installing a beam to support the roof and construction of a new shed roof. Three additional bedrooms were reconfigured into a new master bath, his and hers walk-in closets and a laundry. The second project involved turning an existing screened porch into a sunroom with true divided light windows and natural finish cedar tongue and groove ceiling.
AREA: Second Floor Master Suite: 1,355 s.f. // Sunroom: 300 s.f.
LOCATION: Hunsicker Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
YEAR: 2003 – 2005
DESCRIPTION: Construct a new porch roof over an existing rear entrance door on a home
we built in the late 70’s.
LOCATION: Oakwood Lane, Lancaster, PA 17603
DESCRIPTION: Design and build a one and one-half story addition to the existing two-story residence. The first floor of the addition is a home theater/family room. The second floor of the addition contains a new master bathroom and walk through closet connecting the
new master bathroom to the Master Bedroom. The exterior of the addition is brick to match the existing house with a new flagstone patio and brick garden wall that ties into the existing screened porch.
AREA: 520 s.f. (Addition)
LOCATION: Newton Road, Lancaster, PA 17603
DESCRIPTION: The project involved building a two story addition with a full basement between the existing home and a detached garage. The addition would provide direct access from the garage to an entry hall. The first floor of the addition contained the entry
hall, powder room, an open stairway to the basement which would be finished at a later date for a playroom for the children, a large family room/dining room with a wood burning fireplace and cathedral ceilings, and a new kitchen breakfast area. A portion of the rear wall of the house at the existing kitchen was removed to open the existing small galley kitchen area into the addition. The second floor of the addition involved removing the existing second floor master bath to create a new walk-in closet and entry hall to the new master bath located in the addition. Special Features: reuse salvaged roof tiles on the curved mansard roof of the addition to tie the existing house and the addition together.
AREA: 1,315 s.f. (Addition)
LOCATION: Hamilton Road, Lancaster, PA 17603