This old house possessed lots of character and charm but was in dire need of an update. When we first saw the house, the kitchen didn’t even have a ceiling in it. Because of the home’s age, quarters were tight and the owner wanted to create as much living space as she could in her little cottage. As always, our goal was to maintain as much of the home’s original, historical character while introducing sensitive, yet modern updates.
To that end, we rebalanced the first-floor footprint, added ceilings, and disguised some of the home’s more unsightly quirks with interesting architectural details that enhanced the overall look of the living spaces. Original wide plank pine floor boards from the 1800s were left in place, and a new kitchen was added to create a perfect mix of old and new.