One of our favorite projects from 2017 was a complete renovation of an office building in Falmouth for Portside Real Estate Group. Designing and building a space for realtors, as you can imagine, was quite a challenge. Realtors spend all day looking at spaces and its their job to stay up on building trends, so we knew the bar would be set high.
The building itself was fine but lacked any distinctive exterior or interior elements. It was, more or less a ranch style layout with a basement. Once our design team had an existing model drawn up, they dug in and started moving things around. The first step was integrating the basement as usable space. This was done by both reconfiguring a staircase and adding glass walls to add visual flow between the two floors. The next step was vaulting a once flat ceiling to add drama. And nothing accents a vaulted ceiling like a cozy fireplace, a rustic beam and lots of new widows for light. As for the exterior, town codes limited us to a certain extent but we were able to update the siding, roof and add a post and beam entry for a touch of personality.
Five months and a million decisions later, we think we helped to create one of the best looking real estate offices around. I have loaded some before and after shots above. You be the judge.