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Remodeled Residence 3,001 to 6,000 Square Feet

Town & Country Estates

After languishing on the market for quite some time, this home inspired a buyer with its atrium as a place to keep his plants. His overarching vision was to create prized spaces that support his love of horticulture, cooking and entertaining. The design-build team prioritized adding a massive prep kitchen, refining and highlighting the indoor solarium, implementing Old World European-style architectural details and creating plenty of gathering spaces.

The conversion of an inaccessible and awkward library nook into a sizable barrel-vault ceiling hallway with paneled walls is a highlight of the home and segues into the great room. The architecture and simple brick design speak for themselves. However, structural limitations prevented the barrel vault from centering with the line of sight to the living room’s cast stone fireplace. As a workaround, the designers used three spherical chandeliers of various sizes to produce the optical illusion that the vault is perfectly centered.

In the kitchen, the designers played to the client’s culinary obsession by adding more light, a serving station, an island and dedicated space for produce. A room addition using the existing back porch framework accommodates the prep kitchen. Inspired by a previously demoed stone fireplace, the stonework on the kitchen walls enhances the room with texture and visual interest.

Designer/Contractor

Trove Homes

Photographer

Craig Keene

Resources

Cabinets: Cabinets by King   Flooring: SVB Wood Floors   Lighting Fixtures: Wilson Lighting   Real Estate Agent: Nate White – Compass Realty Group   To-the-Trade Showrooms: Leftbank Art   Wall Covering: Schumacher – Iksel

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