A smart floor plan transforms a cramped and outdated home.
Victorian houses are as beloved for their unique style and exquisite detailing as they are bemoaned for their chopped-up interiors. While boasting abundant square footage, these period gems often "live small" because of their outdated space configuration. With its undersized kitchen, minimal storage and awkward floor plan, this house was no exception.
Many architects and contractors solve space quandaries by blowing out the back or side of a house—creating a new, larger kitchen, a separate family entry, and informal living space. Even if we had wanted to take this approach here we couldn't have, because this home's lot is too small to accommodate an addition. Fortunately we were able to work within the existing footprint to meet our clients' needs.