Built in 1880, this house had great bones, a fabulous East Side location, and a rare private backyard. However, as with many homes built in the late 1800s, the cramped and segmented layout didn’t make sense for a modern family. Additionally, much of the interior had been modified in the 1970s and needed a major refresh. Our team was challenged to design a stylish, contemporary whole-home remodel that would meet the functional needs of a busy family and also compliment the historic architecture of the home.
A new layout shifted the dining room to the back of the living room and created a new kitchen where the original dining room once was. We restored the original wide-plank wood flooring and created a new open-concept layout to make the space feel modern and comfortable. Wood tones warm the slab front contemporary cabinetry of the brand new kitchen. Open shelving offers functional storage while keeping an open feel to the space. A brand new half bath with lively Keith Haring wallpaper and gold accents adds a pop of personality. The basement in-law apartment features a contemporary bathroom that combines function with style.