before & after:
a welcoming kitchen, and baths for all
Even masterfully architected homes need a facelift eventually. Last year, we helped our clients see the potential in their circa 1980 Jim Estes designed home and transformed their spaces for more comfortable gathering and weekend entertaining.
The galley Kitchen, Powder Room and Pantry were reappointed while honoring the original architecture and strong lines of the space. And, we reworked the lower level space plan to increase the baths from one to three — so no more sharing bathrooms with weekend guests. (And if you’ve ever reworked a lower level space plan, you know its a challenge to work around structural and mechanical requirements to reimagine a space.)
While challenges were plentiful, the plan worked and the waiting list for summer weekend visits is already growing. An Estes home, proudly enhanced by taste.
Only the best,
A coffee and beverage bar welcomes guests into the Kitchen, day or night.
Terracotta tile was replaced with the warmth and character of hickory floors – set at a diagonal to complement the architectural character of the home – offering visual contrast to the honed Calacatta marble countertops and white cabinetry.
A lighter and brighter Kitchen.
The teeniest of Powder Rooms gains visual space with a cantilevered sink base in walnut.
The hosts are equally as comfortable as their guests in their Master Bath, complete with large shower and private water closet.
The once laundry was moved to create a guest bath, and an efficient laundry space created from an unused walk-in closet.
After Photography: Kyle Caldwell