From Traditional To Modern
This 4,000-square-foot, 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath Carmel home was given an interior make-over and updated energy infrastructure. Its original style, typical of the 1970s, was transformed into a thoughtful, exciting interior space. Pitched ceilings were added to the main floor kitchen, living room and dining room, enhancing a sense of spaciousness. The open floor plan flows seamlessly from one room to another. An ample kitchen island provides a centerpiece for gathering whether standing or sitting, as well as counter space for food preparation. A recycled glass backsplash brings a pop of color to the kitchen and natural stone and Caesarstone countertops are both functional and beautiful. A new fireplace was added to the dining room in addition to the existing living room fireplace. Custom concrete facades now adorn both. In the lower level, the space once occupied by a 60-foot hallway was reconfigured into living space, including an in-law suite with living room, bedroom and bath. Behind the scenes, both space heating and hot water are furnished by heat pumps. An ample array of solar panels was added to meet, even exceed, the home’s energy demands.