Mark B
Mark B
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  • Cartersville, GA
Asked on Jan 25, 2013

Need help finding an architect and landscape professional

Craig W. Isaac ArchitectureMark BAquascape Inc.
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Purchased as older brick ranch built in 1978, 3 br, 2 ba,like to see about vaulting the ceiling and removing interior wall to create an open floor plan. Like to somehow make the outside look more arts and crafts or bungalow style, possibly add shed dormers to front of home. The home is located in Summerville, Ga. situated on 23 acres of rolling pasture. would also like to find a Landscape architect to help me develop a long term plan to lanscape about 2 acres around the house.
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8 answers
  • Miriam I
    on Jan 25, 2013

    I recommend you check out @Southern Trillium LLC 's profile here on Hometalk. He's pretty amazing. You can also do a general search for landscape design professionals and architects here: http://www.hometalk.com/members/professionals

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jan 25, 2013

    I'll join the chorus singing the praises of Southern Trillium. As to the interior of your house, I suggest you live in it for at least a year before you undertake any major renovations.

  • Mark B
    on Jan 25, 2013

    Douglas Good Advise. Thanks

  • Aquascape Inc.
    on Jan 25, 2013

    If it were me ... I'd add a beautiful water feature to your landscape. Less grass mowing! :)

  • Mark B
    on Jan 25, 2013

    planning to add additional lanscaping to the pond

    q need help finding an architect and landscape professional, landscape, one acre Pond
  • Craig W. Isaac Architecture
    on Jan 26, 2013

    If the roof is not framed w/ pre-engineered trusses, you can pull the ceiling joists out, furr down the rafters (to insulate) and add collar ties (new ceiling joists) up at a height for new ceiling. Extend the interior wall up to catch collar ties or add beams if you want to remove interior walls. I have done it often in Charlotte w/ our many brick ranches.

  • Mark B
    on Jan 26, 2013

    Craig, thats so much for the information, if I opt to vault the entire house, have you had clients that have added domers to the front and or back to increase ceiling height.

  • Craig W. Isaac Architecture
    on Jan 26, 2013

    yes-you need to consider th eexisting pitch of the roof and shed dormers may be very flat pitched. When you open front to back, either the rafters need to be strong enough to not open up (we added 2x12 rafters to existing on one project and then did nnot need to furr for insulation) or you add a structural ridge that keeps the roof from dropping.

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