Kirkwood Open House

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This past Sunday, Agape with the help of homeowners Paul & Chris hosted a Client Open House in Kirkwood! The historic home now boasts an incredible addition that seamlessly blends classic Tudor elements with modern amenities. Agape staff, design clients, and neighbors who had watched the construction for months were invited to see the finished project.

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Recent Open House

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This past Sunday we successfully held two simultaneous open houses in Kirkwood and Des Peres! The first was a recently remodeled basement and the second was a newer Agape-built home. The happy homeowners and Agape staff were present for the events.

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Repeat Agape Clients Enjoy New Additions to Classic Home

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Repeat Clients Enjoy New Additions to Classic Home

See what happens when dreams meet reality

Addition to Home: 1340 sq. ft.
Plus Area Remodeled: 990 sq.ft. 
Pool House Addition: 520 sq. ft.

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Callie and Tim Halls always dreamed of raising their family in a charming Victorian-style home where friends and family would always be welcome. In 1998, their vision became reality after Agape Construction built their original home.

Over the years, the Halls continued to trust Agape with their remodel projects. In 2001, Agape converted part of the attic into a finished office. In 2006, Agape built a beautiful 2-story addition. A hearth room, sun room and half bath were added to the first floor, and a greatly expanded master bath, closet and laundry room on the second floor.

In 2014, Tim & Callie once again teamed up with Agape to expand and transform their home to better fit their family’s changing needs.

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Stairway to a Heavenly Addition

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After – Front elevation complete with new second-story addition

Two Webster Groves homeowners really wanted a new master suite added to their mid-century modern brick ranch. Built in 1942, the house sported classic features, so making any addition blend into the existing architecture was definitely a priority.

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The homeowners also had a terrific, large, open back yard they were reluctant to give up in pursuit of their dream addition. So they called Agape Construction for a solution, delighted to find one of Agape’s many specialties is second-story additions!

Agape and the homeowners considered two choices as to where the addition should go. The first was to build over the right side of the house, but it made the house look unbalanced. The second option, the one chosen, was to build over the left side of the home and raise the chimney seven feet, thus providing enough space for the many rooms being added and also giving aesthetic balance. Matching the pitch of the hip roofs and stepping back the addition in two places, also made the new construction blend seamlessly into the old.

The charming unique features of the home’s exterior were also repeated, wherever possible, in the new four-pane windows and detailed corner window paneling.

Any construction work done while homeowners are occupying their house is disruptive, but Agape always strives to minimize the inconvenience to its clients and come up with creative solutions to accomplish that. In the remodel, Agape built a temporary staircase to the second floor for craftsmen to use, instead of traipsing through the couple’s living areas, which worked well for everyone.

Since the homeowners enjoyed their yard so much, they also decided to convert their old screen porch to a new windowed porch that opens to the property. Perfect for family gatherings, entertaining and dining al fresco, the new porch adds to their enjoyment of the beautiful yard.

By the end of the project, which was completed in four months (two weeks ahead of schedule!), the homeowners had 796 sq. ft. of additional space on the second floor. The new master bedroom suite includes a spacious bath, walk-in closet and library. Their homes’ overall square footage increased from 1,598 to 2,394.

The residence is currently nominated for a Webster Groves Award of Excellence. The homeowners were so pleased with the new addition that they just hired Agape to come back and work on their garage!

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