This is good example of an old being turned into something as good as new. Steve Clima, a production manager of Trina Turk, recently renovated his century old cottage with the goal of increasing the indoor-outdoor interaction of his house. The renovation was carried out by McShane Murnane of Project M Plus, with Geoffrey Elander being the project architect.
The primary goal of the entire renovation work was to modernize all the rooms, create a master suite & improve the home’s interaction with its outside environment. Two additional bedrooms & a bathroom were added to the existing structure which increased the size of the cottage from 788 square foot to 1,407 square foot. A new courtyard acts as an additional living room for the people living in the cottage.
In order to increase the home’s interaction with its outer environment, four additional pathways were created which enables the inhabitants to access the outdoors. Even the shape of the entire structure was changed from square to U-shaped. This allowed the existing kitchen to get natural light during the daytime. The master suite was fitted with clerestory windows which enables the sun to light up the inside of the home. The guest room was fitted with a column-less corner windows which gives the guests an unhindered view of the outside world.
The master bedroom has been renovated with Oakwood floorings, high ceiling & an indoor-outdoor fireplace. The fireplace in the master bedroom is located behind a glass cover.
The floor & walls of the master bathroom has been fitted with Bianco Carrara marble tiles. To increase the elegance of the master bathroom even further faucets from Grohe have been fitted.
The kitchen now has a cork floor & IKEA cabinets with CaesarStone quartz countertops. A stove from Bertazzoni has been installed for cooking purposes. Other appliances have been supplied by Jenn-Air.
The outside pool was also upgraded with 3M Colorquartz crystals, a wooden deck & a concrete wall.