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A 1940’s Sudbury Home gets a new Heart

28 January 2013

This single story home had a traditional layout with a long dark corridor, isolated rooms, and an uninviting guest entrance. The livingroom was too large, and the dining room was tight due to its location in the main traffic zone. We did some rearranging by switching rooms around and opening them up a bit. The house has a whole new look and feel without any addition!

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First the dining area was moved into the generous familyroom which was then opened it up to the livingroom with a pair of French doors.
We then used the old dining area for casual seating where kids can do homework or chat with the chef. This move also freed up a tight traffic zone in the center of the house.
Most importantly we shortened the hallway by opening it up to the entryway and livingroom. Between these two rooms a large coat closet and entertainment center were inserted. The TV is hidden behind wood paneling above the built in bench that also houses the A/V equipment.

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Finally, an opening was created adjacent to the existing fireplace to allow the hearth to act as a focal point. It’s warm pumpkin color is visible from just about everywhere in the home.

One of my favorite things about the livingroom is its combination of textures. The silk drapes extend along the entire wall lending organization to some irregularly spaced windows.

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This final shot is taken from the front entryway. The stairs lead to the attic. Check out the little accent color on the banister. The French doors you see in the back go to the shared study. They were added to help bring light deep into the house and to active the corridor.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Louise permalink
    30 January 2013 3:57 pm

    Love it, Meg! So warm and inviting! Nice job!!

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