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The owners of this dated and traditional home wanted a more contemporary design while embracing their surroundings and giving the home a natural and elemental feel to their lake front property. The goals and needs were to: • Incorporate a simple, clean design throughout • Utilize natural materials • Remove all traditional moldings • Utilize space • Redesign fireplace • Install new flooring Solution: • To enhance functionality the columns were enclosed with new walls and a custom built in server to create a more formal dining room yet still keep an open floor plan. • Removed column at hall (1st floor and 2nd floor) to enhance and create a more open feel as well as better segue into other areas of the home. In order to take the columns out it was necessary to bring in and install a new 23’ LVL beam through the roof. • To better illuminate the design, new recessed can lighting was installed throughout. Cove lighting was also utilized in the new tray ceiling at the dining area. • Removing the existing railing system at the 2nd floor hall and install a installing a new glass panel system with a beautiful mahogany rail cap was essential to disarming the traditional feel. With having two small children in the home the panel grip system and glass were used which surpass industry requirements for safety. • New bamboo cabinets and white carrara countertops were installed to embrace the natural element the owners were looking for. • The existing carpet and stone flooring were removed and replaced with sawn white oak flooring throughout to brighten the new space • A custom designed buffet was designed at the dining room. • The existing fireplace was replaced with a new soapstone hearth and surround. • Reframed and installed all new doors and windows at the living room wall. Results: An incredible transformation into a very modern yet functional open floor plan that encapsulates all the features and needs the owners wanted to make their visionary design a reality.

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