This is a beautiful 100-year old Victorian in the lovely Village of Maplewood New Jersey. While its bones were great, it needed updating and had suffered from a bit of benign neglect. The goal was to keep the spirit of the house intact while adding modern functionality.
The biggest structural change we made was to create a primary suite by combining the space from a couple of bedrooms and closets. That transformed a rabbit warren of spaces into a cohesive bedroom, bathroom and walk in closet. In addition, it allowed us to add a lot of windows in the bedroom which overlook the tree-lined streets and make it feel like a tree house.
In addition to those major changes, we changed every surface, system and space in the house so too many changes to list! The result is a modern, colorful and very livable family house that is ready for its next 100 years.