East Whittier Street

Project Description:

  • The original house dates to the late 1800’s and over the years as the neighborhood declined, various additions were put on to make it into two units. When we saw it, it was in one of the worst conditions that we have encountered. We had a client who bought it to ‘flip’ it, but during construction a new client purchased it to make it his own, so we were happy to customize the plans. We had a lot of fun with the design, creating different entertaining zones in the house, with the most casual area in the new addition. The kitchen opens to a family room that has a 15 foot wide pivoting glass door. The door folds out of the way to provide full access to the new covered porch and back yard. Above is the new master suite with another 15 foot wide French door leading to the balcony.

Project Details:

The kitchen island was specially designed with a quartz material so it could be illuminated from underneath, providing a soft, warm glow at night.

Using traditional design elements like heavy moldings and painted brick help ground the house and provide a historical patina, while mixing in different materials and textures give it a modern, updated feel.


A few BEFORE PICTURES to see what we started with:

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