A black and white striped rug grounds the wood dining table and chairs in this midcentury style dining room. A long, white buffet provides essential storage for dinnerware, utensils and anything you might need for entertaining.
The designers left the staircase and fieldstone planter in their original condition, but added a painted wood screen to separate the stairs from the lower-level family room and bedroom, the latter of which is now used as an office. Pushing out the entry door gave the foyer a bit more breathing room, and new porcelain tile flooring updated the look.
The kitchen was renovated to reflect stylish, midcentury modern design. Floor-to-ceiling cabinets provide essential storage, and a long island serves as place to prep and dine. Bertoia barstools and light hardwood floors complete the fresh, open design.
The refrigerator was tucked out of view from the living room, and the oven was pushed to the far end to allow as much continuous counter space as possible. A contrasting finish for the island cabinets were chosen to be more furniture-like. New doors lead out to the backyard’s screened-in porch.
The staircase leading into the foyer is an example of midcentury craftsmanship. Dark grey tile was added to accent the staircase's style. The original treads and railing were left, and the handrail was replaced with the wood cap that the client requested for a more authentic finish.
The home’s curb appeal was updated by installing a new entry door and sidelights; new windows, including an enlarged opening for the second-floor living room; new fiber cement siding for the upper level; and a new garage door. The designers focused on increasing transparency and accentuating the horizontal character of the simple form.
The open floor plan of the kitchen and living spaces allows for seamless entertaining. The stunning, midcentury modern style is reflected in each space.
The home’s curb appeal was updated by installing a new entry door and sidelights; new windows, including an enlarged opening for the second-floor living room; new fiber cement siding for the upper level; and a new garage door. A new walkway was added to the street instead of having to come up the driveway. Heavy trim around the entry, garage door and new living room windows helped balance the façade.
Continuing with the midcentury modern design, the upstairs hallway includes hardwood flooring, a dark gray accent wall and black metal railing topped with wood. A sputnik chandelier illuminates the space.