Relocating to the area, the homeowners wanted a home that offered an open floor plan while comparable to their previous Berkley, CA home.
The original home was designed in 1949 by Boston architect Samuel Glaser. The previous owner cared for and maintained its many unique attributes including custom woodwork found throughout the home. The current homeowner is an interior designer and greatly appreciates the unique style and features of the home, including the stone, concrete, glass, and wood.
The newly renovated kitchen addition honors the original architecture but updates the home with a larger kitchen area. The space includes a casual dining area with a wall-mounted banquette, and an expanded laundry and mudroom space. The addition allows for improved access and views to the yard from the kitchen. The homeowners enjoy the indoor/outdoor feel that this room offers. The custom built-ins are the perfect spot for the mid-century ceramics and glassware the homeowner had been collecting for several years before purchasing the home.
The team installed heated concrete floors in the basement and first floor (ceilings are heated on the second level) although this presented a challenge integrating the old and new concrete in the addition.
The living area features floor to ceiling windows. Regardless of the season, the homeowners can sit inside and still enjoy the outdoors.