Copper Sky Renovations

Atlanta Real Estate Forum congratulates Copper Sky Renovations for winning a Gold OBIE in the Whole-House Renovation under $250,000 category. Presented by the Atlanta Sales and Marketing Council, the OBIE Awards are the premier awards given in the Atlanta new home construction industry.

In this extensive renovation, Copper Sky Renovations converted a two-bedroom, one-bathroom single story house into a five-bedroom, three bathroom two-story house. The challenge was the renovation was not to ruin the original historical quaint stone sided bungalow.

To solve this problem, Copper Sky Renovations begin the project with that design. The design needed to provide the functionality and square footage required, but retain its historical significance and be in keeping with the neighborhood. To accomplish this, they gave the house a new Tudor style look, which complemented the existing granite base of the house. The exterior was accented with a gas lantern, period style windows and a screened porch. The square footage was essentially doubled by adding a second story, and the boxy look of the home was eliminated on the exterior by introducing several shed dormers and gabled style roofs. This allowed the house to retain its historical appeal to the neighborhood.

As guests enter the quaint bungalow, the main floor plan stayed consistent with the original layout with a few small exceptions. The kitchen had been located in the current dining room location and was moved to the more spacious back room area. This also allowed the kitchen to open up to a new screened porch, allowing the living space of the house to open up to the outdoors, which was an important requirement.

The kitchen style created was a contrast with the clean white kitchen donning white cabinets, backsplash and marble top with the reclaimed heart pine beams and wood top on the island. This contrast gave the appearance of a farmhouse type kitchen feel. Copper Sky Renovations then vaulted the ceiling to give the kitchen a larger appearance and installed reclaimed heart pine beams from wood that was reused from the original roof rafters. Reusing this wood was a nod to the original house in that it would not be forgotten.

The upstairs was built out with a master suite, a guest suite and a loft bedroom. The loft bedroom ceiling was vaulted to provide interesting ceiling angles and a barn door was installed to continue the ‘farmhouse like’ feeling throughout. The master suite included a bathroom with classic marble tile, reclaimed vanity, free standing tub and diamond shaped leaded glass windows that were unearthed from a local antique store.

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The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s OBIE Awards celebrates its 37th anniversary in 2017. The awards began in 1980 and have grown throughout the years to include more than 100 building, remodeling, marketing and personal achievement categories. The OBIE Awards are named after the obelisk shape of the actual award given. To see all of this year’s OBIE award winners, visit Make sure to like, share and comment on this story.