So in love with the final floor plan we came up with for this project and the process was so fun. The home flows so much better now, with a kitchen open to the dining room, new fireplace built-ins, a powder room off of the main hall and a "jack and jill" style full bath connecting the bedrooms. Natural light pours in from the south east exposure and park views are highlighted in the living and dining areas. So much better than the original layout with all of the dark little rooms. See this previous post for the existing and proposed floor plans.
Something we specialize in, is taking an older more traditional home (often an SF Victorian) and making it more functional and modern, keeping enough of the existing elements that it blends seamlessly. This new built-in buffet is a great example of that. It's also a great example of our collaborative design-build process. Our clients met me at my home office one day to review some design details and had an idea to do something with this long wall space (previously a dark hallway) and we came up with this great buffet recessed into a closet in the bedroom. We were able to make the closet space more functional and add this beautiful and functional built-in.
Here are the fireplace built-ins. Previously the fireplace wall was flat and there was a long awkward closet space behind the wall. I'm always looking for clever ways to add storage and this was the perfect opportunity.
This is the powder room we fit into a closet space. Adding a bathroom to a small space can be tricky, you need to make sure all of the code clearances are met while still keeping it functional and open feeling. Clean white walls and tile, wall-hung toilet and sink, and a shelf for toiletries all make the space work. The gray hex tile floor adds some contrast and interest.