WINNER OF A 2010 LOCAL NARI CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD RESIDENTIAL ADDITION $100K-$250K
What happens when a real estate developer buys a home from a professional baseball player? He’s stuck with a covered batting cage. And unless he’s planning his own Little League team tryouts, the area becomes nothing more than an expensive conversation piece.
This was the challenge we faced when determining the best use of a space that was deemed wasted square footage. One option was to convert the batting cage area into a covered patio; however the homeowner elected to transform the existing eye-sore into a spacious state-of-the-art home gym with adjoining bathroom/spa.
The newly configured space features a rubberized floor system, loft-style dropped -lighting and an exposed, spiral-duct ventilation system, giving it a modern, and urban look in-sync with the rest of the house. The bathroom replicates a commercial-style fitness club with walk-in steam shower, large vanity, redwood sauna and a passable seating and changing area. One-half inch square glass and real stone tile act as both a wainscot and full wall treatment. Custom wood cabinetry is incorporated throughout the vanity area.
The addition’s exterior was finished with sand stucco and new ten-foot sliding glass doors topped with transom windows–tying in the façade with the main residence. Because the pre-existing patio was prone to flooding, an exterior slot drain was built for additional drainage. Throughout the construction’s duration, our work crew was not allowed to use the home’s main entrance; instead we carried all materials to a site behind the mountain-side house, via a pass-through in a perimeter wall. Ramps were built on both the interior and exterior sides, enabling workers access to the construction area. Consequently, we had to be careful to not damage any of the native desert vegetation surrounding the site.