Discovering the Dressler Home
If you drive north on Morgantown Road in Smith Valley you no doubt have noticed the large home with the wrap-around porch. From the porch, you have a great view of the woods along Honey Creek. This unique home had a more humble beginning.
Over twenty years ago, Sue Dressler and her husband went shopping for a “farm” home that they could renovate. One requirement was that after the renovation the home retain the look of an old farm house. In the fall of 1994, they began working with Gettum and Associates to design the upgrade.
When it was complete, an existing playroom at the front of the house had been converted into a walk-in closet for the master bedroom. Part of the playroom was also used to expand the existing living room. A wrap-around porch was added retain the charm of the older home.
On the second floor, three bedrooms were added along with one bathroom. Outside a deck was placed off one of the bedrooms and additional storage was added. About five years ago an additional 700 square feet was added above the garage. Over the course of the two projects, the home more than doubled in size. Mrs. Dressler says that Gettum was very easy to work with, brought innovative ideas to the table that the home owners would not have thought of on their own. cg