This home, built in the late 1800’s, had been remodeled several times over the years. Our approach was to have the space function for today but reflect the time period in which it was built. The kitchen was gutted. We added a mudroom and full bath on the back and screened porch on the front. We were able to connect the new porch to the existing porch by creating a veranda across the front of the house, making it look like the addition had always been part of the original structure.
The client wanted this gracious living room to feel like a library. We designed a wall of floor-to-ceiling bookcases on one wall that set the tone for the whole space. We used original details found elsewhere in the house and incorporated them into the molding of the bookcase.
This home had survived a house fire, but just barely. All that remained was the shell and we were able to salvage the floor joists. The spaces were completely redesigned for today’s modern family with a nod to the era of the original architecture.
The goal here was to maintain the character of the house and make it function for this busy, modern family.
The homeowners carefully conceived a renovation to this house that would keep the original character intact, even deconstructing a modern addition that had been added in the 1970’s. The interior and exterior of this home are completely consistent; classic English appointments.
Gracious architectural and design elements were preserved in the entry, living and dining areas. The kitchen was updated with current appliances and kept casual with handmade tile, rustic cabinetry and furnishings. Glass tile and limestone provided the homeowners with a contemporary, minimalist master bath.