The couple agreed with DeGraw's assessment: The first floor's previously renovated side and the second-floor area directly above it, which included a master bedroom with no bath, needed a redo. They settled on a two-phase renovation, beginning downstairs. The Phase One wish list included a cook-friendly kitchen, a butler's pantry, and a traditional dining room; upstairs, they simply wanted to update the existing bath while they figured out how to approach the master suite, a large-scale project to be tackled in Phase Two. Also slated for the first round of renovations: window improvements, systems updates, and an overall streamlining of the first-floor layout to make it work better for a family.
Coordinated cupboards and panels mask modern amenities, including a water line for the espresso machine and refrigerator drawers.
Espresso machine and grinder:
Fiorenzato Bricoletta and Macap, 1st-Line EquipmentMirror:
R Squared Mirrorglass Company; oldmirrorglass.com