1918 craftsman bungalow after remodel dining room with columned half-walls
Photo: Alex Hayden
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Room for Flow

The couple had other reasons for wanting to forge ahead. "The stairs were right in the middle and cut up the house," Monica says. Above them were only two bedrooms, the smaller one so small it could barely fit beds for Aedan and Cecelia, then 6 and 4. "They were definitely ready for their own rooms," says Monica. And she and Anders were ready for their own private suite.

Shown: Columned half-walls with an arched beam overhead set off the dining room while allowing air and light to flow.

Kitchen ceiling fixtures: Schoolhouse Electric
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