MAJOR RENOVATION + ADDITION

Butler-Tarkington Tudor Major Renovation: A Labor of Love

Before this Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor was renovated, current Owners were renting the property. They had fallen in love with the Butler Tarkington neighborhood and decided to make an offer on the property with the goal of a major renovation/addition.

YEAR

2013

LOCATION

Indianapolis

ARCHITECTURE

HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles

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  • YEAR : 2013
  • LOCATION : Indianapolis
  • ARCHITECTURE : HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
Front Exterior Elevation features new gable entry porch and Addition - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
Front Exterior Elevation features new gable entry porch with Tudor/Craftsman details including exposed rafters and Robin's egg blue soffit color - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
Main entry features new tile flooring and views to original living room in foreground and new enhanced dining room beyond. Modern dining room pendant light fixture and custom oak wine shelves highlight the dining room - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
New opened-up kitchen features white and gray IKEA cabinets artfully integrated into the overall architectural solution. Oak ceiling cloud floats over island and incorporates perimeter lighting - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
View from new side entry/mudroom highlights the new open concept spaces with new long-span beams. Open spaces still need definition to distinguish functional areas. This can be accomplished with furniture, and ceiling variation. - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
New opened-up kitchen features white and gray IKEA cabinets artfully integrated into the overall architectural solution. Oak ceiling cloud floats over island and incorporates perimeter lighting - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
View of new family room from kitchen highlights the new back stair, which is integrated into the new media and storage cabinet built-ins. To the left is access to the new screened porch area - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
New back stair leads directly from Family Room/Kitchen area to Bedroom Suites upstairs. Oak details integrate with built-in shelves above and below - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
Screened porch exposes structure and roof decking above to continue the Tudor style. Stained concrete floor slopes outward with drainage detail at bottoms of wall. - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
Back stair terminates upstairs at open hallway wide enough for homework and storage. Stair is illuminated with skylight. Barn doors lead to Master Bedroom Suite. Cat is trying to get into Master Closet with pocket door borrowing more light from west windows - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
New deck and screened porch beyond highlight the back yard - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
(Rendering) East Exterior Elevation Study - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
Front Exterior Elevation features new gable entry porch and Addition - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
Front Exterior Elevation features new gable entry porch with Tudor/Craftsman details including exposed rafters and Robin's egg blue soffit color - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
Main entry features new tile flooring and views to original living room in foreground and new enhanced dining room beyond. Modern dining room pendant light fixture and custom oak wine shelves highlight the dining room - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
New opened-up kitchen features white and gray IKEA cabinets artfully integrated into the overall architectural solution. Oak ceiling cloud floats over island and incorporates perimeter lighting - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
View from new side entry/mudroom highlights the new open concept spaces with new long-span beams. Open spaces still need definition to distinguish functional areas. This can be accomplished with furniture, and ceiling variation. - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
New opened-up kitchen features white and gray IKEA cabinets artfully integrated into the overall architectural solution. Oak ceiling cloud floats over island and incorporates perimeter lighting - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
View of new family room from kitchen highlights the new back stair, which is integrated into the new media and storage cabinet built-ins. To the left is access to the new screened porch area - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
New back stair leads directly from Family Room/Kitchen area to Bedroom Suites upstairs. Oak details integrate with built-in shelves above and below - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
Screened porch exposes structure and roof decking above to continue the Tudor style. Stained concrete floor slopes outward with drainage detail at bottoms of wall. - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
Back stair terminates upstairs at open hallway wide enough for homework and storage. Stair is illuminated with skylight. Barn doors lead to Master Bedroom Suite. Cat is trying to get into Master Closet with pocket door borrowing more light from west windows - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
New deck and screened porch beyond highlight the back yard - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
(Rendering) East Exterior Elevation Study - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
New opened-up kitchen features white and gray IKEA cabinets artfully integrated into the overall architectural solution. Oak ceiling cloud floats over island and incorporates perimeter lighting - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN

BUTLER-TARKINGTON MODERN TUDOR

 

Before this Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor was renovated, current Owners were renting the property. They had fallen in love with the Butler Tarkington neighborhood and decided to make an offer on the property with the goal of a major renovation/addition.

 

Design solution included removing previous addition and replacing it with new Garage/Master Suite Addition in the spirit of the original house. Interiors were mostly transformed to create new open modern functionality while maintaining the character and charm of the original.

 

09.01.2016:  From our Client: Two years later, “People still stop all the time and ask about this house and who did it.  It’s incredible and we sure are grateful for both of you (Derek and Chris)”.

New entry porch reinforces Craftsman-Tudor character of existing house while hinting of a revitalized interior - Butler-Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
(Rendering) East Exterior Elevation Study - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN

PROJECT INFO:

Architecture/Interior Design/Photography: HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles

Construction Management: WERK | Building Modern

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Front Exterior Elevation features new gable entry porch and Addition - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN

CONSTRUCTION PROCESS


DEMOLITION BEGINS

This house had a pre-existing addition that had been added in the 1960’s.  We started by removing that structure in preparation for a larger and more fitting side-kick to the original home.  Previous garage had curb-cut from side street.  We flipped to a new curb access via Blue Ridge.  The thickness of portions of the original concrete slab was much more than anticipated (see photos below).

 

Previous addition demolition is nearing completion - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
Previous addition demolition is nearing completion – Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor – Indianapolis

 

 

Previous addition demolition is nearing completion - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
Previous addition demolition is nearing completion – Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor – Indianapolis

 

PRE-EXISTING ADDITION REMOVED

 

 

Concrete Slab and Foundation Demolition - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis
Concrete Slab and Foundation Demolition – Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor – Indianapolis

 

New Addition Framing Begins - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis
New Addition Framing Begins – Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor – Indianapolis

 

Addition framing is underway - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
Addition framing is underway – Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor – Indianapolis

 

Stick Framing New Addition - Master Suite, Family Room - Garage - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis
Stick Framing New Addition – Master Suite, Family Room – Garage – Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor – Indianapolis

 

New Addition framing is underway and mostly weathered-in - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
New Addition framing is underway and mostly weathered-in – Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor – Indianapolis

 

Site Sign Crushed by Skidsteer Equipment - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis
Site Sign Crushed by Skidsteer Equipment – Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor – Indianapolis

 

 

Trax Equipment Assists Framing - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis
Trax Equipment Assists Framing – Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor – Indianapolis

 

 

For Phase 2 Renovation work, we totally gutted the kitchen, stair, dining, powder room, upstairs full bathroom, and pre-existing Master Suite.  Other three Bedrooms and Living Room stayed intact (for the most part).  We installed all new exterior windows throughout.  The two photos below includes work completed while client away on Christmas Break.  As part of opening Dining to Kitchen and Living areas, we installed a 22-foot long new steel beam with steel columns resting on new basement footing pads.  Second photo below shows new shoring wall just before new beam work began.

 

Phase Two Interior Demolition - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis
Phase Two Interior Demolition – Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor – Indianapolis

 

 

Phase 2 demolition includes a gut in the center of existing home while Owner is on Christmas vacation - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
Phase 2 demolition includes a gut in the center of existing home while Owner is on Christmas vacation – Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor – Indianapolis

 

Details, details, details.  Image below shows how we handled some door threshold transitions – utilizing terrazzo strips between turned wood thresholds.  Nothing fancy, just attention to detail – the finer points, my friend.

 

New white oak flooring punctuates interior door openings with tile strip-edged threshold transitions (details) - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
New white oak flooring punctuates interior door openings with tile strip-edged threshold transitions (details) – Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor – Indianapolis

 

 

New window jamb extensions extra deep for heavy duty casing + backband details - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
New window jamb extensions extra deep for heavy duty casing + backband details – Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor – Indianapolis

 

This shot below of the master bath had yet to include proper waterproofing membrane over niche shelf – we took care of that detail later.  This was our first experience using a complete Schluter waterproofing system.  It turned out well and has performed as planned.

Kerdi Shower Installation Underway - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis
Kerdi Shower Installation Underway – Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor – Indianapolis

 

 

Front Porch Progress - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis
Front Porch Progress – Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor – Indianapolis

EXTERIOR PAINTING

 

Up until the exterior painting stage, we had gotten a lot of curious looks since our new brick areas did not match the original orange brick.  We were able to match the brick texture, but not color.  The texture was the important part, since we had always planned to paint the entire exterior white per Owner original request from the very beginning.  Much of the original brick was reused, but the new supplementary brick was a red coloration – and used wherever convenient by masons.  So, we had a very interesting patchwork of two colors of brick mixed around the exterior, soliciting a lot of curiosity until the painting phase.

 

Exterior Painting Begins - Painted Brick - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis
Exterior Painting Begins – Painted Brick – Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor – Indianapolis

 

 

Heavy duty range handling - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
Heavy duty range handling – Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor – Indianapolis

 

 

New construction is nearing completion - Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor - Indianapolis, IN
New construction is nearing completion – Butler Tarkington Modern Tudor – Indianapolis