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Milford Residence Remodel & Addition

Lacking street presence and an inability to enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape, this 1940’s hipped roof bungalow sat unassumingly on its site in the prairie west of Junction City.

The vision of this renovation was to transform and bring new life into the bungalow, keeping within regional vernacular styles, by establishing a more prominent street presence, building a three-story addition to the original house, and bringing in more light to allow for expansive views of the surrounding prairie.

The renovation of the existing bungalow required removing overbuilt layers of gypsum board and plaster and lath to reveal the original dimensional 2x4 wall studs. The basement was structurally reinforced to adequately support load bearing walls. The house became more functional by resizing two bedrooms with a relocated Jack and Jill expanded bathroom and expanding and reconfiguring the living room and kitchen to create an open floor plan. A storm shelter was added underneath a new front porch to give protection and peace of mind during Kansas severe weather. The street presence was dramatically improved with new windows, updated siding, and a new gabled roof extending over a front porch.

A three story addition to the rear of the house improves function on the first floor with the addition of a dining room directly off the kitchen with large wrap around windows to the south and east. A second full bathroom and adjacent laundry room was added to the first floor. A second floor master suite and full bathroom includes a balcony and expansive windows to the south and east. The stair tower connecting all levels of the house culminates in a 360° viewing room on the third floor allowing for unobstructed views of the natural landscape and passing thunderstorms.


Kappa Kappa Gamma Renovation

The renovation of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority house in Manhattan, Kansas was a true design team project which included the architect, contractor, and client working as a team to ensure the project would meet both the budget and strict time constraints. It was a multi-phase project completed over a two year-time period, during which the construction schedule was dictated by the university semesters and Kappa Kappa Gamma's 100-year anniversary.


Phase I consisted of exterior repairs and replacement of old windows with energy efficient windows.


Phase II completely renovated the 2nd and 3rd floors of the house, creating sleep/study suites, full renovation of existing bath facilities, along with significant structural improvements.


Phase III included the renovation of all formal areas of the house and also a complete renovation of the commercial kitchen with the addition of a walk-in freezer.




This project was done while working with

Bruce McMillan AIA Architects P.A. 

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