Staying put* and modifying your existing home has special benefits.  Neighborly relationships continue.    The trees and gardens you’ve nurtured return shade and beauty.  What’s often overlooked is that you can also profit from what you’ve learned from years of living with your house.  You can focus on the problems and not walk away  from what works.

Remodeling and additions are significant investments and should enhance the original house.   This sounds obvious, but too often it’s not the case.  It’s common to see additions that are jarringly out of character, or that degrade existing rooms by blocking daylight and views.

Modifying an existing house, while seeming to restrict possibilities, can in practice focus and magnify creativity.  The thrill of opening up old walls is unmatched.

*see Bloomington author Scott Russell Sanders’s book Staying Put

2 New Front
Rooms of Their Own
In a game of musical chairs, the musician owners of this house first turned over their respective rooms, a study and a studio, to their daughters.
2 New Addition
Brown County
A family from Chicago contacted Rosenbarger soon after buying a horse farm in Brown County.
3 With Addition
Dutch Colonial
This Dutch Colonial house is on the edge of the historic Silver Hills neighborhood of New Albany.
6 North Side
Addition to an English Cottage
This project approximately doubled the size of the original house for a young family of four.
8 Courtyard
Addition for Folk Art Collectors
This project was Rosenbarger’s third for the clients, a couple who are established folk art dealers and collectors.
2A Phase 1 remodel
In the Woods
Energy efficiency and a new openness to the outdoors were combined in this project for an environmentalist and his wife.
2 New Bedroom Addition
Multi-generational Family Home
The renovation of this multi-generational family home included demolition of previous additions to the original house.
2 Insulating Panels Closed
Solar Dining Room Addition
The owners of this early solar house wanted a dining room expansion.