This article is about carving out a comfortable and luxurious master suite in a 1920’s home within the existing footprint. We converted 2 bedrooms and a closet-sized bath into a new Master Suite — see the before and after floor plans.
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:
What a difference a coat of paint can make! The original knotty pine paneling made for a dreary non-descript stairway (see below). All we did was paint the paneling, the stair risers and freshen up the paint on the wrought iron railing.
This remodeled Tudor revival home in Silver Spring MD features an open floor plan that helps a very modest house “live large”. The original floor plan was busy — with small rooms running
into each other
High celings — welcome throughout the house — can feel awkward in a bath. The design of the alcove in this elegant master bath solves not only the problem of the high ceiling but several problems as well.
Proper rhythm and proportion help a home “feel right”. I’m sure you’ve walked into spaces that instinctively felt right — with each part in the right place and in relationship to the whole. You can also probably remember walking into a tract home that felt awkward and unbalanced.
The most striking feature of this sun room is one that couldn’t be planned — the exposed hickory rafters. And, in fact, one of the best parts of remodeling old homes is taking advantage of