Integrated Restore + Reconfigure

Owasso Lake Home

With this 1939 English Cottage, the homeowners’ plan had three priorities: to add space, to reconfigure existing spaces to be more intuitively useful and to do both without losing the home’s classic feel. A major challenge for our team was to find strategies to help the new floor plan become fully integrated architecturally rather than to create a rigid contrast between new and old.

The basement level was gutted and restored in its original style with new office and kitchen cabinets, tile floor, countertops and built-in entertainment center with component closet. We were able to retain the beautiful yellow maple flooring, coved ceilings and picture rail wood details. Of course a major new feature on this level was an indoor 10’ x 32’ saltwater lap pool with poolside Jacuzzi and shower room as part of the L-shaped addition. The poolroom was insulated and vapor sealed from the rest of the house to prevent moisture issues and make independent heating/cooling more efficient. The existing dining room was repurposed as a billiard room.

Upstairs the addition was continued and included a new kitchen with custom cabinetry and granite countertops, a new family room with stone fireplace and coved ceiling, dinette, powder room and laundry room. Arched room divisions were either retained or added and repeat throughout the home. We gutted and restored the existing dining room, master bedroom and bath and living room and added new maple stair railings at both stairways. The garage was extended to allow for new stairway access to the second floor bedrooms.

On the second floor we put in an additional bathroom and a second bedroom. In both the existing bedroom and the new one we added dormers with lake view balconies.