Urban Villa

This home represented a big challenge and a unique opportunity. Built in 1985 and never remodeled, it had been lived in fairly hard and every space in the home needed an overhaul. Both the interior and exterior aesthetics were very much in the 80’s vibe and the new owners were looking for a way to modernize both the look and the functionality of the home.

On the exterior, we removed the eyebrows over the upper windows, updated all of the windows, and painted the brick. We also removed the awkward bay bump out off of the kitchen to the backyard, replacing it with a large screen porch that opens to the house via large-format sliding doors. 

On the inside, we updated the entire home, redoing the kitchen, bathrooms, floors, interior doors, and color palette. We also added built-ins and created some separate spaces to create more functionality on the main floor. 

One unique challenge/opportunity was the 6-bay garage, which was significantly more than our clients required. We took three of the bays and reframed that space to accommodate a specialized climbing/training space, along with a large bike storage and workshop space. 

For our team, getting the chance to take an aging and out-of-date home and breathe new life and functionality into it is one of the more exciting opportunities, both from a design and from a preservation standpoint.

Photos by: Nolan Calisch