Bob and Teresa Bax purchased their Lake home in 2010 based on the location and lot features. They knew they would be remodeling it to reflect their love of Craftsman-style architecture and landscaping. All of the interior and exterior design,
furnishings and landscaping were inspired by their time in Pasadena, California, with its rich history in that particular style.
Their favorite part of the remodeling process was coming up with a vision and concept and seeing it through the planning stages to completion. Bax knew it would be a challenge. “The ‘bones’ of the house were solid and offered potential, and we loved the relatively low profile that could be modified to allow it to blend into the natural Lake environment versus competing with it,” he says. “However, the home was smaller than we wanted, and lacked a sense of character and architectural balance.”
“We saw the opportunity to add numerous Arts and Crafts design elements including rich paint colors; natural stone details; a
new main entrance and drive-through carport that features tapered columns with stone bases and natural wood ceilings; shake siding details; period-appropriate lighting fixtures; art-glass panels; and extensive quarter-sawn oak and fir trim, stairs, cabinetry and panel doors,” he adds.
This expansion/remodel program converted their home into a true Craftsman-style abode, including numerous contributing external architectural features. The Baxes are currently in the final phase of the remodel. This includes the remodel of two existing lower-level bathrooms and the addition of a fifth bedroom, fourth bathroom and a bonus room to be used as a hobby work area. •