Launch Slideshow

Ceiling Fans

Ceiling Fans

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    Before: The home’s existing interior had a very closed off, boxy feel as the entire first floor was compartmentalized.

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    After: The new design’s open plan literally broke down barriers and fully exposed the ceiling that the homeowners loved so much.

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    Before: The home’s façade showed its age from the globe porch light to the painted wood siding.

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    After: New clad wood windows, metal roofing, and mahogany siding bring the 1960s era exterior into the 21st Century and nicely matches the new interior upgrades.

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    Before: The original kitchen was closed off from the dining room.

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    After: The kitchen was moved to the former dining room location in the corner of the house. The additional exterior walls accommodate cabinets while the kitchen opens up to the adjacent dining area.

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    Before: The bathrooms were one of the most dated spaces in the house.

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    After: New fixtures and finishes as well as a new skylight have turned this once-dated bathroom into a luxurious amenity (note the heated towel racks!).

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    The home's revamped exterior still echoes its 1960s past but preserves it in a more contemporary manner.

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    Inside the new foyer, old partitions and railings were replaced with new low walls and cable railing to expand the view upward and inward upon entering the home.

Priorities

  • Open up the home’s floor plan; update and enlarge the dated kitchen; modernize the exterior

Solutions

This 1960s-era home appealed to the owners due to its modern framework and the vaulted wood ceilings on the main floor. Unfortunately, the layout of the main level was comprised of small rooms, which gave the house an unusually cramped and crowded feeling.

The new design opens up the kitchen and dining room into the large living room. Windows and skylights bring light deep into the interior, highlighting the richness of the ceiling and giving the main level a more open feel. New mahogany siding allows the home to tastefully celebrate its roots while becoming a contemporary neighborhood jewel.

Judges’ comments

The judges agreed that in a very high-priced construction market, the design team used its dollars really effectively, deeming the front facade “a hundred times better” than it was originally. —Mark A. Newman, senior editor, REMODELING.


Spec List

Dishwasher: Bosch

Entry doors: Pella Corp

Interior doors: Jeld-Wen

Lighting fixtures: Lightolier

Paints/stains: Benjamin Moore; Minwax

Range: Zephyr

Skylights: Velux

Windows: Pella Corp.