US Home and Architectural Trends US Home & Architectural Trends Vol. 29/11 - Page 106

Above and right: Before-and-after images highlight the huge change to the kitchen area. Originally a separate room on the other side of the entry, the kitchen is now an integral part of the great room. The painted brick fireplace, on the left of the before image, was removed to open up the space. Facing page, top and following pages: The interior furnishings and art were specified by interior designer Cee Atcheson of Objekt Design. Facing page, lower: 1 foyer, 2 great room, 3 kitchen, 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 6 laundry, 7 office, 8 master suite, 9 garage, 10 carport. 104 more renovations at trendsideas.com/go/usren Before “Fortunately, the structure of the house had not deteriorated, nor had the exposed beams and tongue-and-groove ceilings on the interior,” says Hidey. “There was a character and a quality to the framework and form that I could work with.” On the exterior, siding was replaced as required, with new horizontal clapboard at the front, and vertical batt and board at the rear. “There had been several additions to the house over the years and there was a subsequent mishmash of window styles