This home in the Washburn Lofts renovation focused on making the home function well for entertaining. The new owners regularly entertain large groups; but like most homeowners they wanted the home to feel intimate and warm when it is just the two of them. The living room, dining room, guest suite, and media room were completely remodeled and the kitchen was relocated. The new owners also added a walk-in pantry, a wine room, a bar, and a laundry room. In the primary living areas, walnut paneling and cabinetry was chosen to continue the shelving kept in the library, while the concrete floors were ground down to change the luminescence of the concrete.
Kitchen cabinets were salvaged from the previous primary and service kitchens for use in the laundry room and the new pantry. The media room and guest suite switched places to provide a direct connection from the guest bedroom to the guest bathroom. The former flour mill’s exterior walls were uncovered to let them become an important part of the home’s décor.
MSR Design selected new furnishings, lighting, and rugs for the entire home, provided guidance on placement of art and where to place future artworks, and worked with a steel fabricator to design new large-scale art pieces for the entry.