Open up the home’s floor plan; update and enlarge the dated kitchen; modernize the exterior
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.
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.
Entry doors: Pella Corp
Interior doors: Jeld-Wen
Lighting fixtures: Lightolier
Paints/stains: Benjamin Moore; Minwax
Windows: Pella Corp.