Constructed in 1936, this classic Georgian style home is located in Grand Rapid’s Plymouth Heights Historic District. While many of the original details had been preserved, the numerous updates the home endured over the course of time resulted in a disjointed first floor plan, and loss of its original historic charm. The project objective was simple, retain the original details - including the exterior masonry, original plaster mouldings, hardwood floors, and entry foyer – while making the home function for a vibrant, young family.
The reconfiguration of the first-floor plan, along with an addition at the rear of the home allowed for the kitchen – originally tucked away near the garage, to be relocated to the heart of the home. Carved out from the original kitchen, a gracious new mud room, perfect for tucking away the children’s backpacks and sporting equipment, along with a library, bar, and large pantry were created.
PHOTOS: Stoffer Photography
CONTRACTOR: VanderMale Builders