Arched details, including entry doors, cased openings and windows, helped establish the theme of the renovation and create an element of visual continuity throughout the design. Only one doorway, which opened onto the front room and may have once been a side entrance from the porch, was lacking the arched shape.
With the front room converted back to an open front porch, the door was reworked to match the others. Exposed wood beams were added and tie in visually with the original hardwood floors and stained wood doors.
The main modifications in the living room would be reworking the fireplace and refinishing the oak hardwood floors.
Antiques and architectural salvage pieces complement the home’s traditional period style.
House relies on fresh greenery to bring a touch of nature and color to the interior spaces.
Enlarged cased openings help make the dining and living spaces seem larger and more free-flowing.
The dining room was fairly sizable and large windows provided plenty of natural light.
New trim work and window treatments help highlight the windows, and a brass chandelier and wooden farm table provide warmth.
The kitchen was small, narrow and had a layout that didn’t work for the clients. It was constrained on one side by an integrated staircase, behind the built-in cabinets, leading to the attic.
The attic staircase was removed, making room for an expanded kitchen with a new corner breakfast nook with built-in bench seating.
The original plan for the kitchen was to install hardwood floors, but opted instead for black and white tile, originally planned for use only in a butler’s pantry, to give the entire kitchen added personality and a more dynamic look. Stained antique doors, a wooden island and copper elements help provide a warm counterbalance to the striking black and white.
Other highlights in the kitchen include new gray cabinets to match the trim, marble countertops and backsplash and custom vent hood.
One of the clients’ main wishes for the renovation was the creation of a true master suite, which the home’s original floor plan was lacking. Two adjacent rooms, including the one seen here, would be transformed to create a master bedroom and elegant new master bath.
The hardwood floors were restored, new detail trim around the windows were painted in soft gray and twin sconces installed on either side of the bed.
Walls were opened up to provide substantial room for luxury master bath that includes a standalone tub and new walk-in shower.
Highlights in the new bath include a double vanity, chair rail painted in gray and a custom marble and wood insert in the floor creating a “tile rug” effect.
A small hall bathroom is given a bold but classic look with black and white patterned wallpaper and wood vanity with marble top.
The former front room has now been restored to its original function as a porch that’s ideally suited for relaxing or entertaining.
Opening up the porch, retaining the arched details and incorporating contrasting trim elements all help to revive the home’s charm and traditional aesthetic.
Floor-to-ceiling windows let the Texas sun spill in, and painted white brick, a striking front door, new wooden siding and iron sconces give this 40-year-old home a fresh new face.
The wall between the kitchen and living room is long gone, and a new, black iron retaining wall with gridded windows now defines the space between the kitchen and the foyer in an inviting way. New hardwood floors, a massive new kitchen island, a teal backsplash and opulent new brass pendant lights complete the kitchen’s transformation.
Large new windows and warm wooden flooring changes this conversion’s personality—it’s now ready for family fun. This room can also function as a transitional space between the new carport outside and the rest of the house, thanks to new doors and ample storage.
The overall profile of the home’s exterior is retained, but the look is transformed with new stucco for the main facade, new roof, a new dormer, window trim and fresh landscaping.
The living room gets a fresh, clean look and added texture with white shiplap above the mantel, a white and gray color palette, redesigned fireplace and contemporary furnishings.
The original archway doors, one of the home’s defining features, were retained and, with new gray trim, become a focal feature in the overall design.
New wood floors, in light finish and with herringbone pattern, are one of the highlight features in the living room remodel.
The remodeled dining room features hardwood floors, stained original shiplap on the ceiling and new French doors that follow the arched door motif that’s part of the home’s original design.