1880s Farm House

[Johnson’s Woods]


This original 1880s farm house for the Johnson’s Woods neighborhood in Meridian Kessler received a complete interior renovation.   A floor plan rework and specification of all finish materials allowed this beautiful residence to be reborn.  The renovations were designed to be in keeping with the original architecture, yet address the living habits of today.  One important design philosophy in a renovation of older homes is to be sensitive to the existing scale of the structure.  Key to this plan was to provide an integrated Kitchen, Family, and Breakfast area.  This was achieved by rearranging existing spaces and their functions.  The plan was able to go one step farther and accommodate a separate adjacent Play area for kids’ toys.   On the second floor, one small bedroom was sacrificed for a new Master Bath and Dressing Area.  A small Laundry Room was also added.  A large pergola was designed for the exterior allowing the house to be extended into the landscape.

The Kitchen contains custom cabinets per our design.  A Kitchen island floats in a cased opening that contains an interior transom that mimics the opposing exterior french door opening.  The main cabinetry is painted a very pale shade of celery green and the island a deeper shade of green.  All are accented with natural cherry trim.

The Master Bath is simple yet elegant.  The selected fixtures speak to the home’s era and finish materials such as the glass tile straddle the home’s age and the present.   The palette of materials is a limestone floor, white crackled subway tile and 1x2 white glass tile accented with 1x1 glass tiles in two shades of green.  The counters and shower seat are slabs of Calacutta marble.

Complete Renovation