Terri and Mark have a very large house that recently became much larger. No, they didn't grow their square footage OUT. They grew it IN. How? By using the hand-to-god-high, wasted-space ceiling in their great room. Design team Amalia and Todd Goldwasser worked over a span of five years working on this transformation (and others around the home) that included turning that wasted space from 1 to 2 floors. Check out the great room now:
I know what your next question is: What about all that new space above? The additional floor was used to expand the couple's master bedroom suite. Check that out:
Personally, I've never seen a floor added to the inside of a home (without raising a roof), which is why I'm putting this makeover in a "makeover of all makeovers" category. What do you think? Do you like the soaring ceilings better than the cozy coffers? Do you agree with the owners that soaring ceilings are just a waste of space?
Remodeled 'Dream Home' in Tonka Bay goes from cold to cozy [Star Tribune]