This is our third project for the owner. This project’s focus was on downsizing from a much larger and older family home. A key programmatic expectation was leaving behind the former richly layered environment, for so long very comforting. Our client craved divesting themselves of a collected weight of processions, color, and pattern.
A light filled, existing garden home met with flavor. It had the needed volume, and ceiling heights, but on closer inspection, it lacked character, and organization. Newly framed openings are now aligned to one another, and define one space from another. New bookcases accommodate an edited library. A new kitchen provides storage, work space, and a daily gathering area. And new baths complete an overall enrichment. While fully upholstered pieces were recovered to support the new aesthetic, antiques and artwork were carefully placed in new juxtapositions. What at first might have seemed provocative to the husband and wife these beautiful pieces now distill a new energy, openness and freedom.