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LEXINGTON RESIDENCE

This is a craftsman style residence that was renovated over a period of years. Originally a one-story raised ranch with few windows looking out to the rear yard, this house has been transformed in phases. Ceilings were vaulted, French doors installed and windows relocated and added early on. The rear deck was added and the kitchen renovated in the next phase. The biggest change was the addition of the second floor master bedroom suite, which included his and hers walk-in closets, a vaulted ceiling with projecting bay, a partially recessed balcony and a master bath including a whirlpool and large shower with skylight. More recently, a breakfast room was added at the rear of the kitchen, and the kitchen layout was changed with new countertops installed. The most recent phase was the addition of the front porch and living room bay window. The arts and crafts style porch railings, posts and roof beams, together with the Palladian style bay window with stained glass, totally transforms the street view of a house that bears no resemblance to its original style.

The breakfast room is a good example of a small quality space. Less than 100 square feet, it includes multiple windows on three sides, a vaulted wood ceiling with skylights, and a shingled beam spanning side-to-side which extends the adjacent porch beam and literally brings the outside in. Eating in this room allows the occupants to enjoy the rear yard and garden at all times of the year.

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