In 2019 we remodeled the main floor of the house. All the interior walls were removed and an open floor plan was created with stained oak floors and a vaulted living room ceiling. Large wood clad windows, a front door with side lights, and a wide and tall French sliding door with transom windows above it were installed. The stair railing is custom designed and fabricated. Interior doors are knotty alder.
A new kitchen was built using knotty hickory cabinets topped with Blue Bahia granite countertops. An island with a deep breakfast bar contains a wine cooler, microwave, and garbage pull out. A copper farmhouse kitchen sink is paired with a black faucet and black cabinet pulls. A range hood is mounted flush with the ceiling and controlled with a remote. Reclaimed brick from a historic Chicago building was installed on the kitchen wall and used for the kitchen backsplash. Hickory shelves were hung on copper rods.
A wood fireplace is framed with ledge stone and a live stone slab hearth extension bench provides seating in front of it. The live stone slabs extend from the side of the bench across the floor to create firewood storage. The mantel is from an 1850s hand-hewn timber from Jacksonville. Next to the fireplace, historic reclaimed shelves are hung on copper rods. The shelves, along with others in the dining room and near the exterior door are from century old beams from a timber frame barn in Ashland. These beams were also used to create a dog feeding station with copper bowls. An 1870s beam from Jacksonville is installed at the top of the vaulted living room ceiling.