10th Street Attic Conversion, Exterior Progress

We’re currently about 3 months into construction on our 10th Street Attic Conversion project. Interior finishing is about to kickoff but we wanted to look back at the progress made on the exterior. We started with an existing 2-story home, including a small attic with sloped ceilings, resulting in a partially utilized floor plan.

The attic was removed fairly quickly with a couple days of good weather.

Exterior framing of the full third floor addition progressed over the course of about two weeks. The main roof was framed using trusses that pitch towards the back of the house. The front dormer is a distinguishing feature of the front facade. The gable silhouette is a nod to the former gable roof and will be a focal point of the new primary bedroom, with a view to the National Shrine. Rigid insulation wraps the addition to create a continuous thermal break.

We opted for a fiber cement panel with vertical battens for the Addition cladding as a counterpoint to the existing horizontal siding. The vertical orientation also helps to create a harmonious scale with the neighboring homes. A shingle siding is used as an accent on the front dormer wall, similar to the original gable accent siding. The dormer walls will also be painted white to match the rest of the Addition siding.

Look out for interior updates in the upcoming month!

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