Punch List: Petworth Open Concept

Construction at our Petworth Renovation is finally wrapping up after an extended schedule, due to Covid-19 related manufacturing delays. The new open concept layout allows for free flowing circulation throughout the first floor, as well as uninterrupted views to the front porch and rear deck. Outstanding items include trim work, appliance installations, and final plumbing fixture installations.

The new kitchen is centrally located and anchors the first floor. We’re still waiting for the new refrigerator and dishwasher to arrive.

A coat closet is located in the new mud room and also includes a pantry that is easily accessed from the adjacent kitchen. The powder room was renovated in its existing location and also allows for discreet access.

The rear sliding glass entrance was moved to the opposite side to allow space for a new deck and to also provide enough clearance for exterior access to the basement. Staining of the wood deck will occur later, to allow the pressure treated wood to adequately dry out. The rain leader for the gutter above was moved to the side from its previous location in the middle of the wall.

The new HVAC system is located at the top of the landing across from the laundry room. That big black square on the wall is the return duct for the HVAC and will get a return grille to cover it. The new guest bathroom gets a monochromatic finish palette and an abundance of daylight from the old and refinished skylight.

The Front bedroom has access to an office mezzanine level above via an existing spiral stair. We still need to have the HVAC registers in the ceiling installed.

The new Main bedroom suite is located to the rear of the second floor with a view to the courtyard and deck below. The bathroom is finished similarly to the guest bath, with the addition of a double vanity.

The basement is now an open recreation space. The concrete floor slab was lowered to create a higher code compliant ceiling. This resulted in an exposed wall footing (the white band that looks like a step at the foot of the wall) on one side that was given a smooth finish and painted to match the adjacent baseboard. By leaving the footing of the load-bearing party wall in place we were able to save costs on expensive structural underpinning work. The HVAC for this space, a mini-split wall unit, remains to be installed. A bathroom and storage space was located directly behind the stair.

More details on the existing & proposed plans, as well as what the house looked like before can be found on our Petworth project page and initial blog post.

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