This 1960’s Royal Oak tri-level home was in extremely poor shape and the floor plan did not utilize the large space well. In 2017, the homeowner wanted to gut the interior and repair many structural issues, leading to a re-design of the first floor. The vaulted ceiling, structural beam in the living room and openings for the upper and lower levels created many challenges for the new kitchen design. We enclosed the lower level entry with partition walls, creating an entry to that staircase with a frosted glass door and walk-in pantry in the new kitchen area. The pantry gave the illusion of a symmetrical interior, but actually hides that partition. Additionally, the pantry opening creates the lines for the kitchen with dual islands. On the opposite end is the cooking area, surrounded by Thermador refrigerator and freezer towers.
Flattening out the ceiling in the foyer area and adding custom shelving gives the foyer its own space, leaving the remainder for a harvest table and sitting area.
The master suite needed major repairs, updating and had very little storage. Entering the master suite directly from the family room wasn’t ideal, therefore, adding a hallway with a built-in bench and storage gives a foyer-like feel. Utilizing a vacant rear exterior stairwell, we added a walk-in closet directly off of the master bath.
Directly behind the garage, we converted storage into a mud room, guest bath (acting as first floor powder), laundry and an additional bedroom that is being used as a craft room.