A family friendly renovation

To many of us the 90’s doesn’t seem very long ago, but for this home built late in the decade the last fifteen years had not been so kind. Our clients have a busy family with two soon to be teenage boys and many friends close by. They had outgrown the original suburban style of the house, but loved their neighborhood and close-knit community, so a full renovation was in order. We had the pleasure to help transform this home from 90's drab into a sophisticated and contemporary family friendly home. 


The homeowners have collected artifacts from various world travels and wanted dedicated display space for their treasures. The asymmetrical walnut shelving on either side of the linear fireplace is a far cry from the honey oak it replaced. Each niche features a mini LED spotlight to highlight each piece. Lots of texture and pattern make this family room a cozy gathering place where they can enjoy their collection.


The kitchen design was kept clean & minimal, with extra thick counter tops, backpainted glass and a mix of dark stained walnut and high gloss zebrano woods. 


The dining room is intimate and comfortable with a focus on the art collection. The metallic finish on the ceiling provides a warm glow and subtle formality.


The dramatic powder room features a custom backlit agate vanity, walnut panelling and sparkling glass tile. The overall effect is truly jewel box-like.


The family library was designed as a place for the kids to do homework and crafts. This space was actually captured from above the existing family room’s two story height, giving the clients some much needed extra room. Lots of storage and a built-in bench seat help to keep things in order.


The basement media room and bar are a play room for kids and adults alike. Multiple screens allow for multi-player video games or different sporting events all at the same time.  A mobile bar island and durable tile floors make this a space easily adapted to many functions.

We love how this home has maintained a sophisticated feel while remaining family-friendly. The richness of materials, lots of intentional storage and contemporary lines keep the home clean, elegant and welcoming.