In total, only 91 square feet were added to the house, but interior modifications have given a cramped, old house a new lease on life and a young family space to grow.
Mirroring enclosed porches on neighboring houses, the existing Living Room was expanded toward the street, and a new covered entry porch was added. Architectural details such as ornamental columns, decorative trim, and recessed paneling respect and complement the historic character of the original structure.
The existing Kitchen was totally demolished to allow for new cabinetry and appliances. The existing Kitchen had been totally open to the adjoining Family Room and Dining Room such that the owners were unable to escape from the clutter and mess of the Kitchen. The new design features a detailed kitchen island with full height cabinets at either end. While allowing for an eating bar on the Family Room side of the island with a central pass-through to the Kitchen, the new island provides an overall visual separation between spaces. Built with American Cherry in an Arts and Crafts design, the cabinets are paneled and overlaid with built-up layers of trim providing detail and visual interest. The cabinets are topped with handmade ceramic tile counters and upper cabinet doors feature art glass inserts.
Upstairs, the existing Bathroom was remodeled with new cabinetry, plumbing fixtures, and paneled wainscoting. New clothes and linen closets were added as were built-in bookshelves. Structurally,