Once a historic schoolhouse, the homeowners wanted the building turned into a cozy space for themselves and their five children, so designers used the former auditorium to create an open concept space that includes a large, galley kitchen with breakfast bar, a living area, breakfast nook and reading hammocks.
In the boys' bathroom, lots of unique features remain that nod to the home's previous heritage. The transom windows and lack of doors allow natural light to flow freely throughout the space, while the shiplap walls and trough sink pay homage to the schoolhouse aspect of the home.
To keep the family organized, the home's galley kitchen has plenty of cabinet storage and counter space to accommodate this large family's needs. To the left of the space, a pantry adds storage, while to the right of the space, a refrigerator sits inconspicuously off to the side.
The kids' room incorporates built-in antique schoolhouse style desks, separate chalkboards and gooseneck lamps, an antique file cabinet for storing craft supplies and an interior awning with cedar shingles stained dark to coordinate with other wood accents.
The auditorium's stage area was converted into the family's formal dining room space. It's position at the front of the space, draws the eye to it, while the family's unique style is conveyed through the mixture of dining chairs that add personality to the room's design.
Stylish, separate showers and a long, trough sink add function to the boys' bathroom. These features allow the large family to get ready at the same time without sacrificing a certain level of privacy for the brothers.
With five boys, the homeowners wanted to make sure their home was stylish, but could also stand up to the test of their large, rambunctious family, so designers were sure to include plenty of durable materials in all of the home's spaces. At the kitchen island, sturdy, metal barstools add seating at the breakfast bar. In the living room, a woven rug defines the space, while two sofas-one with an easily machine washable slipcover and the other crafted from a durable leather-add plenty of seating that is sure to meet the challenge of the homeowners and their boys.
Designers transformed the building's former classrooms into the bedrooms for these homeowners. Instead of splitting the space into five bedrooms-one for each child-designers decided to leave the room open and create a wall with six bunk beds. These bed spaces are given some privacy with curtains to give each boy their own space.
In the master bathroom, a large soaker tub basks in the glow of the space's elevated windows. These windows allow in plenty of natural light that can be controlled by the semi-sheer curtains for a soft, airy feel in the space, while the height of these windows allows for the space to remain private.
Tucked in a corner between the open concept living space and elevated dining room, a piano gives the musical family a place to play. Adjustable sconces on either side of the piano shine a light on the player's music, while a graphic print adds a fun element to the space.