During the demo, Bekebrede discovered the floor in the screened-in porch was carrying too much weight, but the room was slated to become the new kitchen. “We had to reframe and build new floors in that room,” Bekebrede says. “We had it down to the studs. I’m surprised it was still standing.”
Luckily, the rest of the home didn’t need quite as much TLC, although there was plenty of work to be done. The overall goal was to hide the additions made to the home over the years. Walls between the kitchen and living room were removed to open up the floorplan, and ceilings were reframed to allow for the addition of new windows, which add to the natural light coming from the home’s five skylights. With the addition of a few creative finishes including the hand-troweled textured ceilings, the finished product is a modern home that captures plenty of the midcentury style the owners first fell in love with.