The kitchen was enlarged to allow for a big island centered on a built-in banquette with wrap-around windows. The custom made quarter-sawn oak table was designed to fit the banquette and coordinate with the original woodwork in the house. The kitchen connects on one end to a great porch and on the other to a full sized dining room.
The expansion for the first floor kitchen gave an opportunity for a new master suite on the second floor. The new master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and overlooks the backyard while the new bath has a separate double vanity area, soaking tub and marble shower.
The house retains its original feel while accommodating an expanded, open floor plan. With more space and light the connection between indoor and outdoor is strengthened and in perfect harmony with the Arts and Crafts philosophy.
A few BEFORE PICTURES to see what we started with: