In an old house, sometimes just reworking existing space can solve issues better than adding more space. The house had a large entrance hall that was underutilized, so we tucked a powder room and desk area beyond a new archway to create a better-scaled foyer. By rearranging space upstairs we were able to get two bathrooms and a master closet in the old bathroom location.
The pocket doors and trim were long gone, so we designed custom glass pocket doors between rooms. The three-panel design is reminiscent of old house cabinetry. The glass gives a modern twist that allows light and views to connect the rooms, even when the doors are closed.
The new kitchen is modern in design, but when combined with painted cabinets and classic detailing, it blends easily into the century-old house.
A few BEFORE PICTURES to see what we started with: