Michael Huller Architects 1831 Washington Street Newton MA 02466 617-965-4618 firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Huller Architects
This was our fifth collaboration with these clients. We had previously completed several projects on their house. They wished to completely renovate and upgrade their condominium unit. Their goal was to make the plan more efficient, remove the wasted space and improve the poor circulation. In addition, they wished to open up the kitchen substantially in order to maximize the view and bring more light into the living space. Because it was a condo unit, we could not move the plumbing. Therefore, before we could begin our kitchen design, first we had to locate the pipes, thereby determining the extent of wall which could not be removed. We also incorporated a cabinet for the TV into the kitchen peninsula so it would be conveniently placed in front of the couch and not become an obstruction in the room. For the two bathrooms we kept the fixtures in their existing locations and reworked the partitions around them. By doing so, we were able to remove wasted hallway space and increase the closet space and bathroom size. The client had also commissioned an artist to create a canvas that would remind them of Italy. We suggested framing the art work as part of the millwork design we here introducing into the unit. You can see this in the first two photos. We also added a roll down screen in front of the tub in the second bathroom so it would appear as a Powder Room. We relocated and expanded the closets into a partition between the two bedrooms which included a built-in Murphy Bed for guests. This allowed the guest bedroom to function as an office opening into the master bedroom for every day use.