This project was a full scale first floor renovation, bringing a 20th-century custom home into the 21st century. With thoughtful planning and design from Gibson Designs and Dovetail Design a modern classic ensued.
Typical for the 1980s and 90s, homes were sectioned off with small openings to clearly signify transition of spaces. The kitchen, living room and foyer were all very separate areas that were opened as wide and as tall as possible to open up the first floor while still maintaining a definition for each space. Head pediments and profiles of the new cased openings matched existing pediments of the home to create a consistent theme through the millwork. We brought a sunken den up to level with the rest of the first floor and installed a new white oak hardwood to match existing hardwood. From there, we refinished all floors with a new stain.
The foyer sets the tone upon entering with an existing reworked tray ceiling, maintaining profiles and assembly while allowing for a more open entry. A large cased opening was created to allow the living room, bar and kitchen to all be visible upon entering the home. A custom Phillip Jeffries wallcovering and a new light fixture make for a grand arrival.
The Starmark cabinetry and Cambria countertops from Kitchen Concepts are front and center showcases of the project. The two-tone kitchen accentuates the quartzite countertops and backsplash. The crowning jewels of the kitchen are the Wolf and Subzero appliances, as well as the decorative stainless steel hood. Plenty of access for water in this kitchen with a main farm sink faucet, prep sink faucet and pot filler over the stove, all provided by Ferguson’s Showrooms.
The living room was totally revamped with the addition of a full stone façade carrying through the vaulted ceiling. This was topped off with a reclaimed barn beam mantle from Doug Burton of Burtonmade. The stone fireplace in the living room offers a formal feel to the homey presence of the existing stone fireplace in the kitchen. Bluestone hearths installed on each side of this two sided fireplace were set flush to the floor to allow for a seamless finish.
The bar is set to entertain guests while hosting dinner and cocktail parties. Fully open to the living room with wrap around seating to easily serve guests. It stages a Fisher and Paykel dishwasher drawer and U-line beverage fridge for added convenience.
The dining room and office were repainted along with the rest of the main area on the first floor but required less intensive renovating. After fresh paint, we added new fixtures including the dining room fixture that adorned more than 1,800 crystals.
The old kitchen was squared off leaving an opening in the hallway behind that made perfectly for mud bench with a reclaimed top all provided by Kitchen Concepts. The laundry room was reconfigured and updated to accommodate the homeowner’s lifestyle with new tile floors from Prosource and cabinetry from Kitchen Concepts.
The goal, as with all of our projects, is to provide a finished product that is not only show-stopping to our clients and their guests but serves as a functional collection of spaces increasing our client’s quality of life. This one, in our estimation, fits the bill!