2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Whole House $300,000-$700,000

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2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Whole House $300,000-$700,000

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  • 2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Whole House $300,000-$700,000

PROJECT SUMMARY:

When a well-travelled young couple fell in love with the incredible views from this seaside home they decided to make it their own and completely transform the original outdated structure. The couple envisioned a home with the classic feel of an East Coast cottage and the sophisticated design of European living spaces.

They were on a tight deadline to complete a whole home remodel that would make the space livable for them and their two young children. The remodel was completed within the original footprint of the existing home, built in the 1960s. The space appears dramatically larger and is vastly more functional after inventive space planning and thoughtful design.

The home's amazing views are now central to its stunning design. The open space and subtle colors of contemporary design are balanced with materials and textural details that suggest the appealing character of a classic home. This seaside gem is now an elegant space for the couple to entertain and a comfortable home for raising young children.

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2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Whole House $300,000-$700,000  - Before 1

The original kitchen was lost in time with deteriorating linoleum, clunky old cabinets and a use of space that did not make much sense.

2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Whole House $300,000-$700,000  - After 1

The new kitchen is now double the space of the original by employing smart space planning and eliminating the peninsula. Soft, neutral tones give the space an engaging sense of welcome and efficiency.

2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Whole House $300,000-$700,000  - Before 2

The original kitchen and breakfast area was sparsely fitted with old furniture, a worn linoleum floor, and an overall feeling of darkness and unused space.

2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Whole House $300,000-$700,000   - After 2

Natural light now floods the room and the space is dramatically brighter and more open. A bay window seat encourages gazing at the natural surroundings. A soffit elegantly defines the space.

2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Whole House $300,000-$700,000   - Before 3

The darkness of the existing family room made the space feel small and disconnected from its surroundings.

2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Whole House $300,000-$700,000   - After 3

The family room is now a bright space filled with light and energy. The clients wanted the brick fireplace to be a visual centerpiece in the room where they could display a large, colorful painting, one of their favorite pieces of art.

2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Whole House $300,000-$700,000   - Before 4

The original fireplace was a relic from another era. Old carpeting and furnishing made the room feel worn and dated.

2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Whole House $300,000-$700,000   - After 4

A large brick pop-out built around the existing fireplace and painted white established a striking centerpiece.

2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Whole House $300,000-$700,000   - Before 5

Old tiles and cabinetry predominated in the existing master bathroom. The room was dark and cluttered.

2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Whole House $300,000-$700,000   - After 5

The new master bathroom design was inspired by the client's love for sparkling gemstones. Blue and gray hues echo the colors of the nearby ocean.

2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Whole House $300,000-$700,000   - Before 6

One of the small guest bathrooms shared the rest of the original home's dated fixtures.

2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Whole House $300,000-$700,000   - After 6

The guest bath was designed as a new bathroom for the clients' young boy. They chose a shower curtain as a safety measure until he gets old enough for a sliding glass door. The black and white Lego's theme on the curtain (a favorite of the boy's) is carried throughout the room.

2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Whole House $300,000-$700,000   - After 7

The clients' young girl wanted a feminine space with a favorite bright color. Using a painted wall as a focal point makes it easier to change the design in the future as the girl's favorite color changes.

2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Whole House $300,000-$700,000   - After 8

In the powder room, the clients wanted a design that was eye-catching and memorable. The bold wallpaper is inspired by homes the clients saw in France. Black and white wainscoting and trim balances the room with classic style.