Lakefront Green Home Remodel 25 PHOTOS

This modest 2 bedroom 2 bath home was remodeled with energy efficiency foremost in mind - extra insulation, efficient windows and doors, and Energy Star appliances, roof, and lighting. A new front porch, emphasis on lake views, one level living (universal or accessible design), and durable low-maintenance products were also part of the remodel. There are no hallways in this home unless you count the stairway - quality not quantity! This home is a Certified GOLD Florida Green Home (Florida Green Building Coalition, Inc), and an EnergyStar Certified Home (EnergyStar, US Dept of Energy). This also won the Silver Award for Energy Efficient Home Retrofit from "Qualified Remodeler" Magazine's Master Design Awards for 2012. Built by Adolf Construction, Inc., Ocala, FL.

Kitchen sink with raised dishwasher for easy access

Red oak floors, granite counters, wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, tile backsplash. Dishwasher is raised so that when open, the lower rack is still reach-able for people of any ability. Typically, the door opens down to about 9 to 15 inches above the floor. Benjamin Moore "Dry Sage" on walls and "Comfort Gray" on trimwork.

Master Bathroom Walk-in Shower

American Standard FloWise handshower and slide bar. American Olean Tiles: 13x13 cream walls, 1x1 mosaic with Amberglass. Cree LR6 LED Recessed light. Warmwire radiant floor heat. Adolf Construction, Inc.

Master Bathroom with no-step shower

Universal design shower with seat (granite matching sinks), grab bars, and accessible shower controls. Glass block for privacy.
American Standard FloWise handshower and slide bar. American Olean Tiles: 13x13 cream walls, 1x1 mosaic with Amberglass. Cree LR6 LED Recessed light. Warmwire radiant floor heat. Adolf Construction, Inc.

No-Step Entry Porch with rain garden below

Guests instantly see the lake through the glass front doors. Entry allows rainwater to pond and drain below walking level. James Hardie fibercement siding with integrated color "Light Mist" with white trim.

Kitchen with Island for Informal Dining

Re-finished red oak floors, stainless steel appliances.
Cabinetry by Busby Cabinets. Granite with half bullnose edge. Field tile 3x6 beveled backsplash. Mosaic tile with Amberglass and pencil size tiles, vertical. Grohe LadyLux pull-down sink faucet and pot filler. Paint Benjamin Moore "Dry Sage". Adolf Construction, Inc, Ocala, FL.

Kitchen with Island

Cabinetry by Busby Cabinets. Granite with half bullnose edge. Field tile 3x6 beveled backsplash. Mosaic tile with Amberglass and pencil size tiles, vertical. Grohe LadyLux pull-down sink faucet and pot filler. Paint Benjamin Moore "Dry Sage". Adolf Construction, Inc, Ocala, FL.

Kitchen with stainless steel appliances and light wood cabinetry

Re-finished red oak floors, stainless steel appliances. Cabinetry by Busby Cabinets. Granite with half bullnose edge. Field tile 3x6 beveled backsplash. Mosaic tile with Amberglass and pencil size tiles, vertical. Grohe LadyLux pull-down sink faucet and pot filler. Paint Benjamin Moore "Dry Sage". Adolf Construction, Inc, Ocala, FL.

His and Hers Built-in Desk Workspace

floor to ceiling bookcase on opposite wall; the study multi-tasks as hallway and noise separation between Bedroom and Great Room; windows overlook the screen porch and lake view. Benjamin Moore "Lemon Glow" paint.

Entry and Kitchen with new raised ceiling

red oak floors, granite counters, wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, tile backsplash. Benjamin Moore "Dry Sage" on walls and "Comfort Gray" on trimwork.

Kitchen for one cook with fridge near entertaining area

Re-finished red oak floors, stainless steel appliances. Cabinetry by Busby Cabinets. Granite with half bullnose edge. Field tile 3x6 beveled backsplash. Mosaic tile with Amberglass and pencil size tiles, vertical. Grohe LadyLux pull-down sink faucet and pot filler. Paint Benjamin Moore "Dry Sage". Adolf Construction, Inc, Ocala, FL.

Bedroom with cross-ventilation, natural light and views

An airy retreat, this master bedroom sits up in the trees. Built in desk, storage, and window seat look out to the lake. Small windows above the bed let in a constant northern light. Benjamin Moore "Spring Violet". Re-finished red oak floor.

Circular driveway and old oak tree at new front door

View of lake through glass front door and kitchen windows. James Hardie siding in "Light Mist" - 4-inch exposure on 2-story, 7-inch exposure on 1-story.

Master Bathroom dual vanities

On the first floor, "her" vanity is part of shower area, while "his" vanity is part of powder room, which can be used by guests. Reflection of shower in mirror.

Master Bathroom dual vanities

Granite counter. Cabinets by Busby.

Lake elevation of split-level home with new gable and windows

On the left is the 2-story section of the house, with garage & storage below, and a master suite above. In the middle is the gable with large windows to the Great Room. At right is the screened porch, with the 2nd master suite behind it. James Hardie siding in "Light Mist" - 4-inch exposure on 2-story, 7-inch exposure on 1-story.

Screened Porch

Screen is attached to outside of beam at top, and outside of brick tile floor at the bottom. Does not touch columns.

Entrance with front porch and Florida "Cracker" inspired style

Double fiberglass structural columns, James Hardie siding in "Light Mist" - 4-inch exposure on 2-story, 7-inch exposure on 1-story.

Circular driveway for entrance

Structural fiberglass columns, James Hardie siding in "Light Mist" - 4-inch exposure on 2-story, 7-inch exposure on 1-story.

Large windows give wall to wall Lakeview from Great Room

Floor to ceiling, wall to wall windows that open for lovely cross-breezes. Marvin Integrity Wood Ultrex Windows. Benjamin Moore "Dry Sage" walls.

Stairway with Hall Bench at Front Entry

Red oak stairs and refinished oak floors. Hall bench custom built by Adolf Construction, Inc. (Construction not yet complete here.)

Bedroom with fireplace

First floor bedroom with access to screen porch. Built-in storage in corners, original oak floors and fireplace with new wood mantel. Benjamin Moore "Fame Orange".

Lakeview from Great Room with Doors to Screened Porch

Floor to ceiling, wall to wall windows that open for lovely cross-breezes. Marvin Integrity Wood Ultrex Windows & Doors.

Lake elevation with brick stairs to screened porch

Large windows in the great room take advantage of lake view. House sits on a grassy rise with mature trees for shade. James Hardie siding in "Light Mist" - 4-inch exposure on 2-story, 7-inch exposure on 1-story.

Hall Bench Storage and Stairs at Entry

Red oak stairs and refinished oak floors. Marvin Windows French doors. Hall bench custom built by Adolf Construction, Inc.

Screened Porch from Great Room

New wood floors inside meet the old brick-look tile floor on the porch, one step down.