The design objective in this renovation/ restoration was to increase the homes energy efficiency and to make great use of a small space. Although the homes interior and exterior had been completely removed, the home now stands more true to it's original form. By pealing away decades of finishes- the home's original hemlock framing, flooring and wall boards are admired once again. The exposed hemlock ceiling joists are accented by bare bulb fixtures and globe pendants. A large cabinet was designed and constructed in the kitchen to store the washer and dryer as well as to act as a broom closet.
In the living room, a small home office with matching concrete counters is outfitted with plenty of storage in the form of drawers and cupboards. A beautifully crafted daybed of cherry provide a relaxing alcove for reading or enjoying the beautiful view outside. Large drawers below discreetly store blankets, cushions and toys.
The second floor was restored with its beautifully oiled hemlock floors and simple 6" trim and updated to have lots of storage. One small bedroom off the master was transformed into a large walk in closet with sliding doors.
Concrete countertops, hand pressed Italian tile and re claimed wood shelf and sills and exposed original 1875 hemlock framing give this kitchen a modern/ rustic update.