MAKE IT MODERN
Crisp white paint and new roof dramatically freshens up the property’s existing brick exterior. A black horizontal picket fence defines the relocated front entry. Updated windows with exterior black frames and black gutters up the curb appeal while staying true to the house’s traditional style.
Reconfiguring the interior flow prompted the addition a deck beyond the rear entrance off the kitchen.
An addition over the sunroom made room for a cozy bedroom and a linen closet on the second floor. The reconfiguration also made it possible to relocate the upstairs primary and guest bathrooms, each of which received modern upgrades, while their respective rooms earned a refresh.
The living room fireplace now shines with a new white sintered stone surround and hearth.
The whole-house reconfiguration created space for an extra guest bedroom on the second floor.
A tidy home office doubles as guest quarters across the hall from the living room.
Relocating the house’s central staircase was the linchpin to this whole-house remodel. Doing so allowed for a gracious foyer and dramatically improved the interior flow throughout the home.
The primary bath’s porcelain floor extends into a frameless glass shower with white tile walls, quartz bench top, and recessed niche, while the black fixtures add to the modern appeal.
A striking black and white palette make for a crisp primary bathroom. Sleek twin vanities flank the frosted window, floating above the black porcelain tile floor. Fixtures and hardware pop in black against the clean white backdrop.
Integrated pro grade appliances and tall pantry tucked into the corner increase the kitchen’s function factor, while satin bronze details catch the natural light that floods into the room from the new sliding door and deck beyond.
The relocated kitchen’s soft gray and white palette creates an open, uncluttered space, thanks in part to ample storage in the prep island. A volcanic glass top extends beyond the island, creating a convenient spot for two stools.
A cheery dining room now occupies the old sunroom.
The owner of this two-story brick home bought this property with every intention to remodel. She found the inside cramped and outdated, while the overall layout felt constricted. Outside, she thought the house’s facade failed to make the statement it deserved. The ultimate goal: to modernize from top to bottom, inside and out, and establish an elegant flow that matched her lifestyle.
Photo Credit: Anice Hoachlander