Built in the 1930's, this home and its neighborhood have all the characteristics that make this an especially desirable place to live. The home was built by craftsmen who clearly took great pride in their work. It is located in a neighborhood that is well-established with mature trees and nearby parks. But, as with most homes of that era, the owners suspected a few upgrades could make their charming home more organized and livable.
We truly enjoy the challenge of improving a home's form and function while building on its original character. On this project, we worked closely with the homeowners to think carefully about how we could maximize their space by adding new features into their home, while retaining and enhancing the historic charm that appealed to them in the first place.
With access to cabinet brands that offer necessary customization, we were able to fit the room designs to the older home's space realities. Quartersawn white oak was chosen in door styles and stain colors that blended well with the home's original woodwork. We were also able to pack the home with much-needed storage to organize and expand the academic owners' usable space.
The transformation continued in the basement, where we took underutilized space and added a comfortable entertainment space with a built-in gas fireplace. A quaint bar was also created, providing an intimate place for conversation and intellectual gaming.