We love “Whole House Remodeling”! This is an area that allows us to be “kind” to the environment by not tearing down perfectly well constructed homes and adding tons or material to the already challenged land fill problems.
These projects also give us an opportunity to bring an existing home up to the new standards of the modern homes and current building and energy codes.
We find that many people will search and search for a “new” place to move and after months of research and endless frustration realize that they love their current home, their community and neighbors and realize that it will actually cost them much more to relocate than to remodel their existing home. This is where JAI comes in.
We have developed a program called “the Professional Approach to Building and Remodeling”. It provides clients the opportunity to analyze their options by providing them with the required facts to base their decisions on rather than emotions.
This system has worked successfully for years and has solved decision making problems that appeared to be “insurmountable” and made them manageable.
HARBOR ACRES WHOLE HOUSE REMODELING PROJECT
The objective here was to keep the living level at grade but keep totally remodel the home and still be in compliance with the FEMA (Federal flood regulating agency) restrictions. The home was brought up to code and into compliance with the hurricane requirements. All the mechanical systems were replaced and updated as well making the home much more comfortable and efficient. We then landscaped the home to give it a tropical feel and still retain the full waterfront view in the rear. The rear of the home faces west providing munificent water and sunset views but also creating quite a challenge to deal with the hot afternoon sun, hence the very large overhangs in both the rear and the front of the home.
HARBOR ACRES WHOLE HOUSE REMODELING PROJECT
This was the ASID Show House in Harbor Acres. The ultimate challenge – Working with fifteen of the areas top interior designers and the homeowners to produce an absolute masterpiece. The other part of the challenge was working within the guidelines of the City of Sarasota as well as FEMA, the Federal flood regulating agency since the home is directly on the open bay.
LAKEWOOD RANCH TOTAL HOME REMODELING PROJECT
This is what we typically refer to as “nesting”. A new Owner moves into a fine home but has to personalize it to their taste. It happens all the time and it keeps us very busy. We didn’t add to the square footage or do any structural modifications but we did totally gut and refurbish the master bathroom, replaced the base and casing throughout the home, replace most of the flooring and in the kitchen we simply painted the cabinets and made it look just like a brand new kitchen, but at a fraction of the cost of replacing it. The pictures speak for themselves…enjoy!
1925 DUTCH COLONIAL WHOLE HOUSE REMODELING PROJECT
We totally updated this fine older home to bring it completely in keeping with current building and hurricane codes including all the mechanical systems and still retained the classic beauty of the Dutch Colonial style. We also refinished all the interior trim and flooring details to make the home look and function better then new.
1916 DUTCH COLONIAL WHOLE HOUSE REMODELING PROJECT
We totally updated this fine older home to bring it completely in keeping with current building and hurricane codes and still retained the classic beauty of the Dutch Colonial style.
1925 Mediterranean home
We added a screened porch that looks like it was there from the very beginning. We then did a whole house remodeling project to bring the home up to date in code compliance and comfort.
“SARASOTA SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE”
Whole house remodeling project – Harbor Acres
This is a pure 1950’s Sarasota School of Architecture home that we did a whole house make over but being very sensitive to the original design so cherished in the architectural arena. We added the two car garage, the family room, remodeled the kitchen, replaced the windows for safety and installed the beautiful Jerusalem Stone floors through out.
BIRD KEY – Second floor room addition
This was quite a challenge in that the Owners wanted the project done while they were up north for the summer, meaning that we had to add a second floor addition on a fully furnished and decorated home at the height of the rainy season! We rose to the challenge as usual and figured out a way to minimize the roof penetrations during construction. We simply added two support posts through the existing roof and weatherproofed them, installed the roof trusses and dried it in and then went back into the new, enclosed room and removed the old roof…mission accomplished without one drop of water on the silk wallpaper below!
SIESTA KEY WHOLE HOUSE REMODELING PROJECT
Yet another challenge to take this tiny, run done cottage and turn it into the home in this picture. This was a FEMA 50% rule project where we masterfully worked out all the details in cooperation with the county and accomplished just what the Owners wanted.
1946 COTTAGE WHOLE HOUSE REMODELING PROJECT
Yet another FEMA 50% project! The home was built prior to the FEMA 1973 base year but was built just four inches below the required elevation meaning that we would have had to comply with the 50% rule restrictions. So, we simply raised the home not only the four inches required but we went an additional foot (total of sixteen inches) to be well above any anticipated changes that FEMA is capable of instituting. By elevating the home we were no longer restricted by the FEMA 50% restrictions (other than the Owner’s budget).
Joe Angeleri – Whole House Remodeling – Siesta Key Waterfront
1790 Greek Revival Vermont home
Historic Restoration Project
We started with this 1790’s home that was in very poor condition, gutted it to the bones and started over but kept the original flavor while transitioning the home to the current standards of safety and comfort as is displayed in the photos below.