This home, built in the 1970s, is in a lovely and desirable neighborhood built of thick, natural Butler stone and heavy timber beams. However great the “architectural bones,” the interiors were aging and in need of modern updates and increased natural light.
This whole house renovation added windows and completely modernized the kitchen and baths. The 70s-style sunken living room was removed and the main floor all put on one level. The lower level was enlarged to accommodate a new family room by infilling a previously unused recessed patio. Lastly, an awkward and boxy entry stair was replaced with a new modern stair designed to overlook the sunlit living room and a sleek contemporary fireplace below.