West Asheville Bungalow

West Asheville Bungalow


Asheville, NC | 

600 SF | 


Our clients asked us to design a renovation to their existing bungalow located in West Asheville.
Originally built in the 1940s, our clients needed additional room and wanted a new front porch roof and
columns that would blend with its historic character. The primary scope was to add a new primary
bedroom suite and guest suite. It also required some structural repairs, a new roof and improvements to
the site drainage.

On the main floor we extended the new primary bedroom suite out the back of the house. This addition
increased the size of an existing bedroom and added a new bathroom with a soaking tub and a steam
shower. On the second level we added a new connection from the upstairs attic to the new guest suite.
Each new suite featured large operable windows to let in ample natural daylight and provide cross

To address the site drainage issues, we worked with Sitework Studios to create a new courtyard and
retaining wall. In the courtyard, we included new site drains with underground drainage. This eliminated
the water infiltration through the existing foundation wall and allowed us to seal and dehumidify the

At the existing front porch, we replaced an existing non-original roof that did not match the home’s
aesthetic with a new shed roof and craftsman style columns. To blend the new columns with the existing
stonework, we reused stones salvaged from the demolition at the rear of the home. Kestrel
Construction’s attention to detail and exquisite craftsmanship contributed to the success of this

General Contractor: Kestrel Construction
Landscape Architect: Sitework Studios
Structural Engineer: Medlock & Associate Engineers