This wide view of the entry looking towards the front door of the home shows the mudroom area, the paneled door to the powder room on the left, and original pocket doors to the parlor on the right side of this photo. “Preserving the pocket doors was very important, to allude to the original architecture of the home,” says project manager Dan Faires.
This view from inside the mudroom shows the transitional nook that connects the mudroom to the kitchen and main living spaces of this extensively renovated two-level urban home. The nook includes a hand-knotted tribal jute area rug that adds softness and pattern over the whitewashed wood floor.
This look from the butler’s pantry shows the kitchen with breakfast area located just steps away. “A coffee bar in any home is a dream for me,” says designer Tiffany Brooks. “Even though it is a butler’s pantry, I made it into an example to encourage homeowners to use spaces as they live.”
This view from the guest bathroom to the adjoining guest bedroom shows how one space transitions to the other. Three smart thermostats (one on each floor) that can be remotely operated and monitored help maintain desired temperatures and control energy bills.