Tudor with Modern Flair
Several built-ins were added to the home to gain valuable storage space and help with lifestyle maintenance and organization. In the laundry room, built-ins with wall cubbies and new raised base cabinets expanded the working space. A mud bench, painted the same navy color as the center island in the kitchen stores shoes, dog leashes and jackets. In the kitchen custom-made floating cherry shelves match the chestnut-stained cherry perimeter island cabinets. Just outside of the master suite, a convenient desk area is the ideal location for keeping keys, mail, and personal belongings. The cross-cut granite surround and hearth traditional craftsman trim fireplace is flanked by large bookshelves and includes a new mantle plus floor-to-ceiling wainscoting accenting the chimney, spanning over 20 feet high.
Throughout the kitchen are beaded inset Starmark cabinetry. The backsplash consists of bisque finish satin tiles with floral subway tile accents. The grout is stained midnight blue to accent the backsplash. The entire water system was also updated with a KarSare water softener and drinking system with reverse osmosis.
For the sunroom, a stained tongue and groove ceiling complements the skylights. All new casement windows let in light and fresh air on those perfect weather days.
The owners wanted a Tudor look–achieved with all Hardie and Boral siding and trim. A custom-made 8-foot-tall mahogany front door with 15 divided light windows and two divided side lights, a new driveway, sidewalk and front walk with matching brick paver border were put in to finish up the exterior’s makeover.