charming built-in features detail the intact downstairs front hall
Photo: Julian Wass
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Front Hall

Inside, all those additions meant a mix of flooring—narrow oak here, wide mahogany there—that needed to be unified. Biondo got wide-board Douglas fir for the new kitchen and master suite, as well as the new second-floor bedrooms and hallway, then every wood floor in the cottage was stained the same dark hue.

The existing downstairs hall stayed intact, its charming built-in features providing templates for details added in the new spaces. The arched outline of the built-in bookcase was replicated in an alcove in the new master bedroom.
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