Sometimes the smallest amount of space can make all of the difference. The roof line was maintained while pushing the front wall of the home out four feet under the existing porch. This realignment combined with a clear landscaped walkway allows for a more defined entry sequence and a true sense of arrival at the well-appointed front door.
Other space adjustments included the removal of an entry hall closet and the wall between the kitchen and dining area. A wall of walnut cabinets spanning the kitchen and dining area was introduced to create connectivity and consistency.
How do you make the best of an existing low-ceiling situation? The answer for this remodel was to add an eight-foot-long skylight over the island. It adds visual interest and ample natural light.
Here comes the sun.
The plain sliced walnut millwork is a sophisticated detail that creates visual consistency as a connector between the kitchen and dining areas. The wall frames the workhorse part of the kitchen while adding hospitality appeal to the dining room side—a striking backdrop and buffet area.
The redesign of the home gives the entry a more welcoming appeal. A defined porch directs guests through a stylish door and sidelight entrance. The reworked floor and ceiling plan provides clear views for easy wayfinding.
Black slate flooring highlights the entry hall in contrast to the wood floors throughout the home. Hooks provide a spot to hang up coats and then head on in.
The elongated horizontal line of the redesigned fireplace visually re-proportions the room, making it feel more open and spacious. From short and squat to long and lean, the space feels more inviting, and the honed black slate gives it a refined aesthetic.