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portfolio image of wood floor living room with contemporary fireplace and tv wall

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Project Type: Renovation

Service: Architecture, Interior Design, FF&E

Design Statement:

This 1960's contemporary split-level home, with a remarkable lake front view, needed a functional and visual transformation. The client's top priorities were taking advantage of the beautiful views and creating better use of space. The original floor plan was disconnected in function and aesthetics. To resolve these issues, walls were removed to create an open plan that allowed flow and focus while not losing sight of updating the overall look. The kitchen did not take full advantage of the amazing lake views. To create a desirable solution, the kitchen seating was moved lakeside with a curved island that seats six.

To unify the adjacent spaces the following materials were selected: Jarrah wood flooring from Australia, Cherry wood for cabinets and millwork, and travertine stone slabs on the fireplace. Challenges that were faced during this particular renovation included reinforcing the floor with new beams to address the sinking foundation. This also allowed for new custom doors to be installed. Clearly this renovation had brought not only the kitchen back to life, but addressed all concerns needed to design a home that now functions properly and creates visually pleasing views throughout.

  • Lake Front View
  • Double Sided Fireplace
  • Bar
Photos: Todd Buchanan
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