This little cottage on a prominent street had been remodeled in its past but lacked a cohesive plan. It had choppy rooms, poor circulation and was rather blah. The new owners are full of exuberant personality~ empty nesters whose children come to visit, party givers that love to have folks over as well as studious thinkers requiring office space. rareDesign set out to create a home that satisfied all these needs.
The house was given more space by creating additions on the front and back. At the front the door was relocated and a welcoming porch enhanced the curb appeal. A mere four feet was added to the living room – with a raised curved ceiling – but it allowed a reorientation of that space so the whole room opened up, joining with the dining room to create the entertaining area.
A guest suite was created and a library which was converted from a former hall bath. The kitchen was created anew in the old family room and a new space added with access out the screened porch and fabulous “alley”. We squeezed in a large breakfast room, pantry, mudroom as well as offices for both owners. Check it out!