Savoir Faire Home recently completed a total renovation of this lovely 1950's Garrison Colonial in downtown Andover. Our goal OUTSIDE was to update the look without changing the structure of the house. This home has good "bones"! Replacing the red clapboard with cedar shingles, putting in new black windows and floor to ceiling ones on the first floor and updating the front door went a long way in changing the look of this home. New landscaping, granite steps and walkway and black shutters completed the look.
The front of the house – the dining room, kitchen and living room – were all separate rooms and very dark. My goal was to open up the space to allow more light in and make the space more useable. We pulled the wall back in the dining room and took out the built in china cabinet. This opened the space into the kitchen. The floors are stained in 50% Jacobean and 50% Ebony.
Removing the wall between the kitchen and family room further opened up the space! An open floor plan immediately updated the first floor. The counter top accommodates 5 counter stools. Cabinets are all custom in "Grandma's China"- a wonderful soft grey. Countertops are honed marble.
Next up, is the bathroom update!