This project involved a complete interior renovation and the addition of a second floor. Adding an upper level gave us the opportunity to open the stairway to make it the feature of the entryway. Having a special focus at the end of the hallway adds elegance. Replacing solid walls with columns resting on low walls creates an orderly rhythm. Although the height and width of the hallway have not changed, the feeling is very different.
In the family room, the fireplace is now flanked by tall cabinets that enclose the audio and television systems. The cabinetry and the room both look better with taller proportions.