welcoming and calm...
Approaching the main entryway, enjoy the simple pleasure of interacting with carefully restored bronzed door hardware set in original solid wood doors, mechanically functional and secure. Upon entry, you’re greeted with heart of pine floors, a substantial fireplace and interesting perspectives through the neighboring office and banquet dining room - and by alternate passage to the kitchen - a functional and attractive butler’s pantry, which has become a conversation piece and place of gathering when visitors come for dining and celebration.
True craftsmanship shows in every detail. Original elements preserved wherever possible, contrasting with crisp edges and cleanliness that can only come from an aesthetically focused ground-up restoration. Eleven foot ceilings, oversized windows, original and custom built-ins, solid wood pocket doors, restored mouldings and trim carry an inspired Craftsman theme through every aspect of the main floor. It’s all finished with a subtle, yet exacting palette designed to showcase an enchanting display of form and light as the day passes.
Unconventional, yet stately lighting selections throughout the interior and exterior add touches of refinement and timeless whimsy to this fanciful retelling of the craftsman story.
3,624 square foot interior
original brass hardware throughout
all new updated lighting fixtures
Main Floor Details
banquet dining room
all new kitchen
cook, eat and be merry
The airy and light-filled kitchen is situated in a central location between neighboring dining areas - and it's designed with the social chef in mind. Deep design and planning inform this complete rebuild for the purpose of heightened functionality and elimination of common awkwardness found in the kitchens of other early 1900s homes. A farmhouse sink serves as a functional centerpiece any well-versed cook can appreciate. Durable and bright quartz countertops, six-burner gas stove and flush mount cold storage sets the stage for an efficient, inspired cooking experience.
The kitchen is flanked by a breakfast nook and to the side, a low-slung cellar - a feature that’s usually hidden or removed in typical craftsman restorations - but in this case has been tastefully preserved to satisfy a contextual and functional ends.
pockets of seclusion
In addition to spacious living, kitchen and dining areas, the main floor offers three bedrooms and two full baths, awash with inviting details and considerations designed for comfort and durability.
Though there's many subjective qualities we love about early 1900s homes, often overlooked is the factor of seclusion and privacy their bedrooms and bathrooms provide. More than just the workings of floor plan arrangement, it's an expression of a lost culture of etiquette from another time. On a less subjective note, even the literal-inclined can appreciate the substantial feeling of the layout and passages offering a reinforced awareness of boundaries under all the handsome molding and trim.
Redesigned kitchen and bath spaces solve common visual and spatial issues in a way that offers a deeply satisfying level of functional aptitude rarely seen in craftsman bungalows. And yet, you’ll find every detail in keeping with the underlying themes throughout. There’s a balance of consistency and unique touches from every viewpoint.