The interior of this house lacked definition.  The door between the kitchen and living cut the living space in half, which prevented a functional furniture grouping.  The see-through fireplace was undersized and off center in both living and family rooms.  

The new central fireplace element is now the focal point.  In the living, a larger fireplace anchors the furniture placement and fits the proportions of the room.  In the family room, the stone and mantle wrap around a separate fireplace and end in a display niche.  The kitchen wall cabinets were preserved and new trim, counters, and a furniture-style island were added.  The owner’s suite, hall bath, and mudroom were remodeled to meet the family’s needs.