The Dupee Residence.
This was a beautiful stone home on a historic street. Much attention was paid to the original character while making it a home for generations to come.
There's a new taller lower level with a guest room, work out area and play area.
The first floor was completely redone with a to die-for gourmet kitchen, mudroom with lockers, his and hers office space and a formal dining room - all within eye-shot of each other.
The 2nd floor has a full laundry a much needed 4th bedroom and a luxurious master bath and closet suite.
Plus...there's a new garage and basketball court!
From the owners:
1st floor remodel with new and expanded kitchen space-2nd floor Master Suite Addition w/ kid's bath remodel
The Baish Residence.
Busy parents, busy kids, busy house...from choppy and squished to open and spacious.
This house is on a great Tosa street with a strong neighborhood that the owners did not want to leave. Moving was out of the question, but they needed more space and wanted to upgrade.
They wanted a "forever" house that their busy family could really enjoy. Well they got it. This house is bascially completely new and it is a gem.
We hired Traci Elliott to design a major addition and renovation to our Wauwatosa home. We could not be happier. Traci had fantastic ideas for all aspects of the design – from structural changes to decorative and cosmetic features – and she tailored her plan to our personal tastes and lifestyle.
The Callahan residence.
1930's cramped and dated to beautifully functional modern family home.
We added a mudroom, wet bar, new floors and finishes to really update the look and make the space more functional and beautiful. It also tied in the newly remodeled kitchen with the large family room addition.
The goal in the living room was to comfortably fit a family of 6 plus any visitors and/or relatives for large scale functions. There are three walls of light, a new pergola and patio off two sliding french doors. Really great for entertaining.
In the home office we added a closet for household necessities and some organization for four children. Plus, it still functions well as a home office.
This five-fixture bath with a toilet hidden behind the door shown, makes for a great escape for mom and dad. A large bedroom with three walls of windows and a large walk-in closet compliment the space.
If you’re planning a home remodel or addition in the Milwaukee area, Traci Elliott should be your only choice. Not only has she lived in the community for 20 years, she has completed more than 60 projects throughout the city. We took two years to interview architects and designers before we hired Traci and we could not be happier with our home’s outcome thanks to Traci.
The Sgarlata Family
1934 Forest Street, Wauwatosa
We have not only used Traci's services once, but twice, when remodeling our home. Each time we have been most impressed with her creative style and dedication to the task. No detail goes unnoticed! Traci brought ideas to the table that we had not even considered, providing us the opportunity to enhance our home in ways that have allowed our family to truly love the space in which we live. Traci also has extensive knowledge regarding the structural components to building which was most helpful when making major decisions. We would recommend, without reservation, Traci's architectural services if one is considering remodeling his or her home."
Have you ever been in a store and seen a couch or pillow or anything that you just loved, but you didn't buy it because you were afraid it just wouldn't go or not look right? You loved it, right? So why did you second guess yourself?
I've got a hunch you were not thinking of yourself. A lot of times in design, we worry about what other people think or what our mother-in-law will say. What happens with this kind of fear is we don't create homes that are "us". We walk around and wonder why it just doesn't feel right.
I'd like to encourage you to find more things that you love and throw caution to the wind. If you're still too nervous, call me. I'll help you find a place for it.