This house was bought by Paul Michael Davis' grandparents in 1948, after his grandfather returned from World War II. In the years since, it underwent a series of renovations which mostly stripped it of its original character and divided it into a lot of cramped rooms.
When Paul's aunt inherited the house, she asked him to design a complete renovation which brought back the original details of the house, but opened up the interior.
We removed one of the main floor bedrooms and designed a new open staircase to connect all three levels in one volume. Skylights and clean, contemporary detailing on the interior make the house a bright, welcoming space, while respecting the house's history.
Original view of house
House prior to renovation
Sketch showing proposed renovation
Bronze & vertical grain fir guardrail on a new stair to the attic bedroom
Oak treads with painted white risers are set off from the wall with a 1/2” gap reveal
Window trim detail view
Construction view of the main floor bedroom in which we exposed the existing rough brick chimney
Construction view of the main floor bathroom with custom linen cabinetry
Construction view of the attic bathroom with a sliding fir 5-panel door
Construction view of the attic bathroom with a refinished vintage wall hung corner sink
Construction view of attic shower with subway tile with dark blue grout
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