A 1920'S GEORGIAN GIVES WAY TO A TIMELESS FAMILY HOME
Seeking to take a run-down colonial into the 21st century, the project began by taking a roughly 90 year-old brick Colonial down to an external shell. Working from the inside-out, the problematic circulation was replaced with a gracious hall centered around a grand circular stair. The original living room and dining room were expanded, and a hodgepodge of small rear rooms were replaced with a single rear addition housing the kitchen and family rooms downstairs and the master suite upstairs. The kitchen is a double-size space, with a custom table integrated into the island which can be used either for workspace or seating. The double-sided fireplace bridges the space kitchen to the family room, and a rear entrance to a brick-walled cutting garden provides a charming entrance from the garage. The home features several unique features to promote entertaining. A service hall behind the circular stairs offers a buffet and silver storage for entertaining. This leads to a free-floating service bar wrapped in marble which separates the formal living room from the family room and facilitates casual interactions while hosting guests. The result was a gracious 4Br 3.5Ba home ready for the next hundred years.