Stacy recalls: "You had to go through the living room and the dining room to get to the kitchen. Or you could go up the stairs and then down the other stairs." Once you got there, she continues, "the kitchen was small and closed-in. With your arms out you could almost touch the sink on one side and the stove on the other." A previous owner had lowered the ceiling. There was just enough room for a table—for four.
Shown: The dining room kept its original coffered ceiling while gaining French doors and a wider opening to the kitchen.