- Practice Fields Residential
This 1906 house was purchased in 2011, but had a kitchen that had not been renovated in nearly 50 years. The massive ground floor renovation included completely gutting the kitchen, bathroom and much of the ground floor. Structural renovations included two new beams inserted to carry the loads around the perimeter of the kitchen. A new kitchen window was added as well as a new bathroom next to the kitchen. Additional renovations included creating a new butler pantry, first floor and third floor bathroom, new flooring, hand-crafted cabinetry in kitchen and removing a chimney through three floors. The result was a completely open ground floor plan with seating for 5 around the kitchen edges, greater use of natural daylight, integration of ambient and task lighting, upgraded mechanical, several new closets. Distinct spaces remain but are all integrally connected in this contemporary home.
The renovation also included a full basement renovation with a new bathroom and extensive storage.
Energy saving features include new windows and interior shading, blown-in insulation, upgraded mechanical, ceiling fans in most rooms and more.
The project was designed by Michael Zaretsky and built by StrongArm Construction with detail construction assistance from Michael Zaretsky.