Working around the location of the existing windows, we removed partition walls, relocated appliances, and opened up traffic flow for a more balanced, accessible floorplan. In a nod to the nearby seashore, the color palette was kept organic, soft, and simplified. We reinterpreted Craftsman millwork details in a modern coastal style, where the corbels at the range have softened edges and the cabinet doors are plain glass and mullion-free.
Everywhere, we used the same easy, unfussy millwork to delineate space and create character - interior windows, coffered ceilings, built-in bookcases, and applied mouldings. There’s no longer any visible wallboard on the first floor. And the house feels grounded, rooted, and special. Quite an upgrade for a former Builder's Special.