2009 KCH&G Gold Award-Best Whole House Remodel $200,000-$500,000

The Goal: To finish a second round of updates to this 1970s Tudor-style home, including a game room and master suite.

The Challenge: Removing original walls for the extensive structural framing required for the project.

The Result: The L-shape of the game room keeps the pool table tucked around one corner, while the entertainment area and bar are open to the larger part of the room. Wainscot paneling and tinted Venetian plaster walls create a cohesive concept and are ideal for displaying artwork. The new master suite was created from two smaller bedrooms, a shared bath and the attic. The additional space allowed for his-and-her entries, vanities and closets, as well as a walk-in shower, make-up area and bathtub. The final touch is a balcony off the master bedroom that overlooks the entry foyer below.

The Judges Liked: The attention to detail, including the woodwork, tile and lighting.