Modernizing a Split Level – Part 1

Modernizing a Split Level – Part 1


Split levels were the suburban rage in the mid-1950’s and 60’s.  Modernizing them can be a bit tricky.  In this entryway there are several changes — all non-structural that spell modern:
– Stainless Steel Cable Railings replace old-fashioned wood newel posts and ballisters.
– The blue and white wall-to-wall carpet gave way to a modern rust runner
– The wall up the stairs was clad in large scale charcoal porcelain tile.
– The doorway was filled with a modern pocket door that tucks away when not needed.
– a single ceiling fixture was replaced with monorail lighting with custom diffusers.
– the front closet doors were also switched out to doors that match the pocket door (without the lattice) — not shown here.


All images courtesy of Braitman Design/Build

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