When people see this house for the first time, they have a hard time believing how much its changed. Maybe that's because the finished design seems like such a logical layout for the space. So before I show you any photos, let's start with the changes to the floor plan.
One of the biggest projects in the house was building a new staircase to the second floor. It's a true work of art that took weeks to complete and really shows off the skills of the team from Waterhouse Builders. And there's a secret closet under the stairs, cleverly hidden behind the wainscoting. Click here to see the whole project!
And to integrate the old flooring with the new, we created this inset floor on the staircase landing.
I couldn't finish this space without adding some pretty special lighting. This Visual Comfort chandelier has a compass rose canopy, that I accented with directional pointers.
But my favorite fixture? Is this tall tubular fixture with seeded glass that glows when it's lit! It's from Hubbardton Forge, hand forged in Vermont, and really makes a statement in the stairwell. It's got Craftsman style, with a bit of a contemporary twist.
So what do you think? We tried to take a bland, boring set of rooms and give them character and style with custom finishes. Did we succeed?