Portfolio Category: Additions + Renovations

Livable Floorplan

PBA was contacted to update the main house to suit the next generation of owners, and also expand and renovate the guest apartment. The renovations included a new mudroom and playroom to accommodate the couple and their three very active boys, creating workstations for the boys’ various activities, and renovating several bathrooms. The awkwardly tall vaulted…
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Henderson’s Wharf Penthouse

PBA designed the renovation of this two-story, 1,800 square foot, Henderson’s Wharf penthouse condominium in the historic Fell’s Point community to take advantage of the breathtaking views of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The existing floor plan was configured with living spaces on the lower level, and bedrooms with terraces on the upper level: PBA inverted the…
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Enduring Design Through Relationship

PBA has worked with the owners of this Baltimore County Estate for two and a half decades. During this time, the firm has been involved in projects including multiple bathroom renovations, window replacements, electric and lighting upgrades, landscape improvements, office renovations, bedroom renovations, etc. The most recent of the projects was the creation of a conservatory and covered…
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Greenspring Valley Makeover

Previous clients of Penza Bailey Architects purchased this property in Greenspring Valley because of the expansive views of the adjacent rolling hills, which were protected by an environmental trust. They asked PBA to design an attached garage with a studio above, a new entrance vestibule and entry foyer, and a new sunroom in the rear of…
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Downsizing On Site

When the owners of a sprawling home in Baltimore County decided to downsize, they chose to turn over the house to the children, and move into an existing guest apartment on the property. The apartment was outdated and relatively small, so the existing space was extensively renovated and the footprint was expanded with a modest…
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Make It Mine

The purchaser of this townhouse loved the general arrangement of the unit, but wanted the floor plan to be more open and much more contemporary aesthetic to suit her personal preferences. Penza Bailey Architects designed an extensive renovation to the unit in which every room in the house was updated. The more dramatic renovations included…
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Small Moves/Big Changes

This extensive renovation of the Master Suite included the bedroom, dressing hall and bathroom with particular attention to cabinetry built-ins and detailing, maximizing function. The project design received a Remodeling Award of Excellence from the Remodelors Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland in 1997.
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Small Addition/Big Improvement

PBA was brought in to solve many issues throughout the first floor of this home, the most pressing of which was to create a larger and more functional kitchen. After examining several options, the decision was made to create a narrow addition to the side of the house which allowed the design to meet all…
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Roland Park Redux

The purchasers of this Roland Park home had a long standing relationship with PBA, having successfully completing several projects on two previous homes with the firm. Therefore, the level of trust and familiarity allowed for a very aggressive design and construction schedule. The project included the creation of a new mud room within the footprint…
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Personalizing a “Spec” Home

The owners of a 1970’s non-descript “spec house” came with the primary goal of expanding the existing garage to add three additional cars, and a less precise secondary goal of updating the existing house. We started with a master plan and recommended that the garage be a separate structure linked to the house with a…
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