US Home and Architectural Trends US Home & Architectural Trends Vol. 29/11 - Page 91

the flow, we removed the walls enclosing the two original verandas, which we rebuilt. The entry was moved to the veranda on the right.” The front door, which replicates the original door, now opens directly to an entry hall and the main passage through the house. All the pressed metal ceilings were restored, including magnificent domed ceilings in the larger rooms. Craftsmen made exacting plaster replicas for small areas where the ceilings had rusted due to leaks in the roof. “One of the unexpected finds in house, was the discovery of the beautiful pressed metal Before Top: The dark-stained oak flooring that features in the hallways and living areas is echoed by the dark oak kitchen cabinets. A door on the far side of the refrigerator leads to a scullery and laundry. Above and left: The new outdoor room features a glass roof, white painted wood battens and bifolding shutters. With its gas fire it can be used all year round. It replaces an exposed deck. more renovations at 89