The Cross House

CARRIAGE HOUSE: Part 4

 

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This is the carriage house when I purchased it, save that the kitchen counter had just been renovated to an L-shape, and the north window covered over (to the right of the stove). You can see the huge 1921 porch to the left. Note also the modern bathroom jutting into the dining room. Oh, the horror. Note also the triple closets in the bedroom; we will return to these.

 

And this...is the new plans. The huge L-shaped rotted 1921 front porch is gone. It will be replaced by a new porch, nestled under the overhanging tower above. The rectangular dining room is back! Whoee!!!!!!!! Note the office. Remember the triple closets from the plan before? One was originally a hall accessing the room. I returned this feature, and will be closing up the office door into the dining room, making the office a kinda secret room. Very cool. The circa-1950 garage had been connected to the house via various cheap additions. I made it free-standing again. And a garage again. Note how the living room, kitchen, and garage form a courtyard outside. This will be a deck. A fabulous deck. The door to the deck is the original 1921 frame, which I will relocate a bit, with a salvaged beveled-glass door I picked up the other day. The adjacent window will match the two 1921 windows in the kitchen. A powder room will be created in the current pantry. The sun porch off the kitchen will have a washer/dryer, and a breakfast table. The north window in the kitchen, covered over, has been uncovered. The walls between the dining room and kitchen will all be new, and will enclose a pantry, a broom niche, a side-by-side refrigerator, and an adjacent counter for the microwave.
And this…is the new plans.

 

The huge L-shaped rotted 1921 front porch is gone. It will be replaced by a new porch, nestled under the overhanging tower above.

The rectangular dining room is back! Whoee!!!!!!!!

Note the office. Remember the triple closets from the plan above? One was originally a hall accessing the room. I restored this feature, and will be closing up the office door into the dining room, making the office a kinda secret room, as it was when created in 1921. A secret room! Very cool!

The circa-1950 garage had been connected to the house via various cheap additions. I made it free-standing again. And a garage again.

Note how the living room, kitchen, and garage form a courtyard outside. This had been a very depressing, dead space. Soon, it will be a deck. A fabulous deck.

The door to the deck is the original 1921 door frame, which I will relocate a bit, with a salvaged beveled-glass door I picked up the other day. The adjacent window will match the two 1921 windows in the kitchen.

A powder room will be created in the current pantry (with a very cool window installed, salvaged from the demolished additions next to the garage).

The sun porch off the kitchen will have a washer/dryer, and a breakfast table.

The north window in the kitchen, covered over, has been uncovered.

The walls between the dining room and kitchen will all be new, and will enclose a pantry, broom niche, a side-by-side refrigerator, and an adjacent counter for the microwave.

4 Responses to CARRIAGE HOUSE: Part 4

  1. I think you got absolutely the most functional floor plan possible here. I especially like that you can flow through from the living room to the breakfast porch room while only staying on the edges of the dining room and kitchen. All my rooms double as hallways, but I love when they don’t.

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