Before
After
The old porch had been screened in and the stoop was barely covered. The change in roof line added the new entry from the driveway. Of course we removed the screens and added a screened porch to the back of the house. We believe in great front porches!
Since the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a home, we are featuring it first in our portfolio. The existing windows were removed to create the wall needed for the cooking station in this "station" style design. The left wall was removed and the bedroom behind it became a family room that leads to a new screened porch. Pictures speak louder than words but a few items of note are the new mudroom behind the kitchen which leads to a grilling deck and stairs to the back yard. Although it's hard to believe, the new kitchen was only expanded 1 foot beyond the left wall that was removed. The countertops are an ivory marble on the perimeter and a coordinating green granite on the island.
This double-sided built-in was the inspiration for the wine bar in (photo above) a was retained for use in a future wine cellar. The old pantry was removed to make room for the cleaning station and to make the breakfast nook more open and inviting.
The cleaning station under the new casement window, includes a Thermador professional dishwasher, a custom trash/recycling center, a double-bowl Blanco undermount sink and a Danze pro-style, pot-sprayer faucet.
The layout of the living and dining areas changed very little. We kept the old wood floors, the French doors and the fireplace surround. Of course, the stairs are new and were conveniently placed above the original basement stairs. The metal, horizontal railing adds a modern touch. New drywall, paint and a lot of elbow grease created this lovely space.
Dawn posing with the original fireplace... A bit different now!
This was originally a bedroom which is why the shot is close and does not catch the left window. A wall prevented a shot from further away at the time. The right wall was moved two feet into the room to accommodate new closets, hence the wall sconce to balance the off-center window. This is a wonderfully inviting space just off the living room and could be used for music or reading as well.
Not a very appealing place to dine.. The cased opening on the left was added, improving flow to the kitchen. The hall door was removed and left as a cased opening. And yes, we kept those floors and no, the rug is not covering damage.
Yuck... New pinwheel floor tile, subway wall tile and a marble mosaic accent strip completely changed this bathroom. We retained and refinished the 1920's sink and tub and rebuilt the original medicine cabinet.
Second Floor Addition (All "After" Shots)
A lovely bonus area was created at the top of the new stairs. It could be enclosed as part of the master or used as a secondary media room or office. Located on the front of the house, the clearstory windows offer amazing light with privacy. The large bedroom area leads to a spacious dressing room and spa-like master bath creating a private retreat.
Another view of the master and the hall leading to the bath and dressing room... We pulled out all the stops in this bath utilizing Bissaza tile on the custom vanity tops and in the huge shower, matching Kholer tub and vessel sinks and creative lighting.
This 4 ft. x 7 ft. shower boasts dual shower heads, storage nooks and dual benches to enjoy the STEAM feature. The floor is innovative copper clad tile in a pebble pattern. Photos can not do it justice. Even the water closet has great lighting!
We design all our homes with "dressing rooms" as opposed to "walk-in closets". Everything in one place at your fingertips and the bedroom stays tidy. The 2nd floor hall bath serves two bedrooms and has the same period touches of the updated main floor bathroom. Chandelier lighting and an antique chest add character and style.
 
Dual pedestal sinks with oval medicine cabinets offer plenty of space for kids or guests. The antique chest and toilet area knee wall have matching marble tops.  

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