Charming 1940s Colonial Home

What was once a small 1940s home got big upgrades, thanks to a remodeling project by Jeff Troyer Associates. The home now features a new second story, easy access to the backyard and lots of charm and color in the interior living spaces.

Photo By: Lee Manning Photography

Photo By: Lee Manning Photography

Photo By: Lee Manning Photography

Photo By: Lee Manning Photography

Photo By: Lee Manning Photography

Photo By: Lee Manning Photography

Photo By: Lee Manning Photography

Photo By: Lee Manning Photography

Photo By: Lee Manning Photography

Photo By: Lee Manning Photography

Photo By: Lee Manning Photography

Photo By: Lee Manning Photography

Photo By: Lee Manning Photography

Photo By: Lee Manning Photography

Photo By: Lee Manning Photography

Photo By: Lee Manning Photography

Photo By: Lee Manning Photography

Photo By: Lee Manning Photography

Photo By: Lee Manning Photography

Photo By: Lee Manning Photography

Photo By: Lee Manning Photography

Photo By: Lee Manning Photography

Photo By: Lee Manning Photography

Shady Front Yard With Trees

The manicured lawn enjoys the shade of towering trees, while lush tropical plantings line the walkway.

Colonial Refresher: Shutters & Lantern on Front of the House

The front of the house was revived with Colonial charm thanks to a new front door and black shutters.

Fireplace With Textured Stone Accent Wall

The fireplace wall features a dry-stacked stone facade with built-in shelves and lighting.

Open Kitchen With Blue Refrigerator & Cabinets

The dazzling kitchen has 12-foot ceilings with a combination of recessed, task and pendant lighting. The glazed brick backsplash has a heavy-duty quality that grounds the playful two-toned cabinetry.

Authentic Butcher Block Integrated Into Kitchen Island

The hunk of butcher block, discovered in a Michigan antique store, was integrated into the design of the oversized kitchen island.

Blue Wet Bar With Built-In Wine Rack

Beyond the kitchen, a new bar area keeps drinks easily on-hand thanks to a built-in wine rack and mini refrigerator. The colorful cabinetry and high-gloss backsplash energize the space.

Telescoping French Doors in Bright, White Kitchen

Telescoping French doors connect the kitchen to the covered patio, turning the open plan kitchen into an indoor-outdoor living space for seamless entertaining.

Kitchen Cabinets With Reclaimed Leaded Glass

The new pantry that adjoins the kitchen has custom cement tile on the floors and backsplash. The leaded glass panels on the cabinets were salvaged from the home's original front door.

Midcentury Modern Dining Room With Built-In Bookshelves

The dining room features a vaulted ceiling with painted boarding and battens. Less traditional in style, the built-in shelving is painted red. A midcentury modern dining set anchors the room.

Indoor-Outdoor Living Room With Sliding Glass Doors

Telescoping French doors transform this modern living room into an indoor-outdoor living space.

Covered Brick Patio With Pocket Doors

A new covered patio was added adjacent to the pool. French pocket doors open the patio to the pool bathroom for easy back and forth.

Second-Story Addition Overlooks Pool

A new two-story extension was added to the house. The ground floor comprises the new dining room, kitchen, bathroom and guest bedroom. The second floor is a bright loft space that is used as an office.

Pergola Bridges New & Old

The painted wood pergola helps to connect the two-story addition to the original home, creating a lovely outdoor space overlooking the lawn and pool.

Posh Contemporary Bedroom With Tray Ceiling

The eye is drawn upward in the master bedroom by a tray ceiling with painted wood battens. Warm and cool hues are held in visual tension to create a stylish but casual atmosphere. The mix of traditional textiles with contemporary furniture is spot-on.

Open Double Vanity in Gray and White Bathroom

The master bathroom has an open double vanity with a svelte marble countertop. Custom light boxes are housed between Robern medicine cabinets for polished modern look.

Walk-In Closet With Traditional Millwork

The master bedroom closet features custom-stained millwork and plenty of lighting. The space is large enough to double as a private yoga studio.

Custom Wallpaper Brightens Staircase

Custom-designed wallpaper transforms the staircase leading to the home office. Both youthful and smart, the multicolored stripes are affixed to the stair riser.

Hideaway Library With Built-In Shelves

The home office is lined with custom bookshelves that have uplighting hidden behind the crown. Complete with a vintage leather armchair, the space is a hideaway for book lovers.

Bright White Loft With Window Seat

The second-story addition houses a home office and relaxed loft. The new structural ceiling beams were exposed and painted a crisp white, giving the space a refreshing luminosity. The extra-long window seat and arched windows overlook the backyard pool.

Dove Gray Vanity With Beadboard Paneling

The vanity features custom millwork with beadboard inset panels. Marble tile and metallic fixtures complete the pristine look.

Porthole Window in Walk-In Shower

The bathroom was reworked to include a separate walk-in shower and tub. A porthole window was installed in the shower for natural light.

Built-In Daybed in Guest Room Alcove

A built-in daybed was created for the guest bedroom, which has a nice view of the pool. Pull-out storage and wall-mounted lighting keep the floor free of extra furniture and clutter.

Basketweave Tile on Bathroom Floor

The pristine guest bathroom features beautiful tile in shades of gray. A subway tile backsplash continues around half of the room, while intricate basketweave tile is underfoot. The dark vanity with its beadboard-inspired front is dressed up with metallic hardware and an undermount sink.