Upside downsizing

Couple gives an elegant makeover to a historic home


The combination of whites and grays, stainless steel and subway tile give the kitchen an updated, yet timeless, look.

At the island, comfortable seating for four allows guests to enjoy interacting with their hosts.

The couple decided to forego a formal dining room and include this eating space, which is open to the kitchen.



The massive “porch room” had more than enough space to carve out a spacious first-floor master suite, including this bathroom.

The fireplace’s limestone surround is original to the home. Duke, a rescued Weimaraner, matches the library’s color scheme.

This sitting room, which flows easily between the kitchen and dining area, is where family typically gathers.

This view from the entry shows how multiple walls were removed and French doors were added to give the space a much more open feel.

Three stories in this nearly 100-year-old home provide plenty of space for the couple’s children to visit.



The ceiling beams of the master bedroom were kept in place but given a faux finish to blend in with the home’s new neutral palette.

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