1915 PRAIRIE-STYLE CRAFTSMAN, WHOLE HOUSE REMODEL IN IRVINGTON
This creative and busy family partnered with ARCIFORM to remodel their beautiful home from top to bottom because they trusted in our thorough and thoughtful approach. They sought a company that would listen to their story as well as bring many, many years of experience to help them guide the project from design through historic review to exceptional execution. The clients also invited Arlene Lord of Lord Interior Design to select and coordinate the interior finishes, fixtures, furnishings and window treatments.
On the main floor, we stripped a lot of paint from the original woodwork, painted walls, installed wallpaper and new lighting. We also restored hardware to its original glory and functionality, such as butler’s bells that are hidden below the dining room carpet and next to the fireplace in the study.
We added new kitchen cabinetry by Versatile Wood Products to the existing cabinets, as well as extra-deep custom built-in benches in the eating nook. New soapstone counters along with crisp white walls and backsplash tile are the perfect backdrop for the family’s colorful textiles and kitchenware.
In the study, our talented craftsmen restored the original pull-out guest bed that slides into a cavity below the main stair landing. We restored the mechanics of the original dumbwaiter and put it behind a glass door to show off its beauty. This study is truly one of the most special rooms we’ve ever seen.
The dressing room is a sanctuary of beautiful furnishings and cool custom-built storage that helps the busy couple enjoy getting ready in the morning and winding down at the end of the day.
The bathrooms were remodeled around keeping the original tile and fixtures in place as much as possible. When ARCIFORM did add a shower or cabinetry, great care was taken to have the existing elements tie in seamlessly with the new.
ARCIFORM aimed to bring the creative spirit of the clients to life in these subterranean living spaces. Versatile Wood Products crafted wine racks for the new cellar, and we created custom built storage systems, added a wet bar, a laundry room, a contemporary bathroom and a fun guest room with a custom-built bunkbed and sliding steel door to hide the electric panel.