Designer Josy Raycroft made two pivotal, early design moves. The first was to remove the back stair. This allowed the kitchen to expand towards the back of the house, providing for generous counter space and storage, as well as direct views and access to the backyard. The stair removal also enabled the primary bedroom to migrate towards the back of the second floor, freeing up floor space for an additional full bathroom and a generous closet. On the second floor, we also closed off a doorway between the primary bedroom and an adjacent bedroom, creating a private bedroom suite for our clients, and we renovated the existing full bath.