Raleigh, North Carolina
project finished 2013
The Lochmore project is a 1930s Dutch Colonial house in the middle of a beautiful and established Raleigh neighborhood. When the house was purchased, it consisted of many small rooms on the first floor and inadequate circulation and minimal bathroom space on the second floor. The goal of the project was to maintain the historic feel of the exterior, while opening up the entire interior to both spatially and programmatically.
Kris worked with the Architect from the beginning of the project, through construction, and continues to be involved with furniture and lighting selection. The design concept called for the gutting of the interior walls to create spaces that are now open, clean and modern. A fireplace was added to the new Hearth Room, the kitchen was enlarged and complete with a powder room, and a two new bathrooms were added to the second floor. Kris worked closely with the Architect to finalize tile selection, specific measurements for each vanity and kitchen cabinetry, and assisted in all small detailing of the house to create a complete, coherently modern feel throughout the new home.
The backyard was converted to a "outdoor room" and is now finished with a large deck, hardscaped terraces, and a custom hot tub. Kris's final touch of custom outdoor furniture, created by local Tactile Workshop, and soft goods give the home additional living space for 9 months out of the year.