Working around huge and sometime unlevel timbers that the homeowners wanted to retain, a bright, new open-plan kitchen, reconfigured master bedroom, new master bathroom, office and guest bedroom were added, while carefully preserving the home’s eccentric and rustic charm. Case in point? An old bell in the hallway activates a pulley system to lift a trap door that leads from the kitchen to the basement.
Taking into consideration the homeowners’ indoor-outdoor lifestyle, open and screened porches were added to the structure to create outdoor living areas and provide architectural interest and visual appeal through details such as tongue and groove cedar ceilings.
An outdoor pergola with a wine tasting bar was constructed so that guests could sample the vineyard’s various wines and take in the pastoral views during warmer months.
See ILEX’s Outstanding Interior award for this project in Washington Spaces Summer 2009 magazine.