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.