The primary goal of the Ithaca II project was to open up the home to amplify natural light, bring outdoor views inside, and create a seamless indoor-outdoor flow. Additional updates refreshed the interiors with a focus on millwork and storage.
The previous floor plan of this 1963 home carved up the main level into separate living, dining, family room and kitchen spaces that limited both sunlight and usable space for the way contemporary families live and entertain. By opening the layout and expanding the kitchen, the main floor instantly became more functional without disrupting the curved central staircase — an integral architectural element of the home. Adding a glass-inset front door, opening up exterior walls and incorporating wide folding glass doors instantly maximized natural light. In the all-new kitchen, maple cabinetry, a painted white island, quartz counters, backsplashes and appliances have created a space perfect for cooking and casual dining. The new accordion doors open both the adjacent dining area and living room to an expanded deck for seamless al fresco gatherings.
Alpine Summit Homes added new four-inch white oak hardwood flooring to the main level. Trim molding was refreshed throughout the home with clean lines to add a modern look while maintaining the classic midcentury architectural roots. New storage cabinetry was added to the living room and powder/laundry room, while the primary suite received new doors and bathroom fixtures to match the main-level updates.
Architect: Tiffany Minshaw – Bela Design Studio