This modern "vintage vibe" home was renovated taking into consideration its legal duplex designation of two single units one above the other and future expansion of a third floor with master plan for a multi generational home. The initial renovation took place in the early 1990's when the entire second floor was gutted to create an open concept living space with 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, living room, dining room for 6-12 and small home office for two. In the late 90's, with a potential nanny flat in mind, the basement was finished to include a larger home office/bedroom, laundry facilities, bathroom, mudroom and recreation space . In addition, the existing garage & exterior stair/deck were upgraded and a new raised patio was built. In the early 2000's the first floor apartment was renovated so the home could be utilized by a single family with the option to use the ground floor as a multi generational unit or rental. The ground floor includes a small home office and sitting area close to the front entry, entertainment room for movie watching, kitchenette, bedroom and bath/steam room. 2023...and the renovation saga continues....current plans are to update the existing spaces to reflect empty nester needs, expand to incorporate a third floor, exterior renovation to upgrade the facade, build a new front porch and modify entrance for the main floor rental unit.
The dropped ceiling defines the main entry from the closet area and sitting room and conceals an odd beam in the middle of the space. Indirect lighting is incorporated into the dropped ceiling providing a layered lighting effect in combination with recessed fixtures, suspended vintage finds like this beautiful 1960's "guzzini quadrifoglio" pendant and "Milo Baughman" floor lamp (background)
This sitting area, a vignette to the main entry, is appointed with a collection of vintage 60's and 70"s furnishings. The minimalist design of this home creates a backdrop to move furnishings around, like art, that can be admired in any room!
Uniquely small spaces in this home were converted into tiny functional offices and designed with cabinetry and walls that minimize the impact on changes to the HVAC system.
Vintage collections don't just look pretty, they serve a purpose too!...this stunning William Hinn cabinet, master of exoskeleton cabinetry, is strategically placed close to the home office to accommodate samples and project boards.
Walnut veneer bifold doors installed with exposed hardware emphasize the minimal style of this home and are used to maximize traffic flow in tight spaces. Artwork is strategically placed, creating thoughtful vignettes.
The warm honey glow of anigre veneer is used for custom cabinetry in this minimalist home creating a cozy, inviting atmosphere. Vintage "Eames" tables and chairs were restored and used to furnish the dining area and breakfast nook providing flexibility for larger gatherings and entertaining.
Custom cabinets were intentionally created to provide visual separation between spaces without interrupting the view to the living area. Cabinets dividing the kitchen & dining area include 2 glass door units for collectibles on display, 1 open shelf cabinet for favorite cook books & a microwave, plus 2 closed cabinets at the base for larger platers
Vintage "Eames" tables & chairs were restored to furnish the breakfast nook & dining area providing flexibility for larger gatherings. The antique family cutlery collection was custom framed in artful display adding a sentimental and personal touch to the kitchen area. A recent addition, the 1960's "Josef Herka" pendant light in this photo compliments the industrial light fixtures above the kitchen island and in the dining room
The steam shower in this bathroom is a wonderful place to wind down and relax.
Simple, functional fixtures and details adorn this bathroom.
Walnut paneling and niche give this bathroom a spa like atmosphere.
A favorite chair for morning coffee or an afternoon read/nap, this "Eames" lounge chair takes center stage where ever it is in the home! Original collection of artwork, prints and photos have plenty of wall space for display.
This small, but mighty principal bedroom, is maxed out with custom bed/headboard with plenty of storage behind
headboard conceals a walk in closet. Storage capacity is maximized to include 2 full height cupboards flanking left and right sides of the bed allowing for plenty of flexible hanging space in-between