A dated turn of the century home in downtown Newport has been gifted with handy new owners, transforming it into a haven from city life with modern finishes and an incredible open floor plan.
Previously, the entry was dark with thick red wall to wall carpet, dated floral wallpaper and small sectioned off rooms. The kitchen was entirely cut off from the rest of the living space, with a small side entrance to the backyard. The new owners took advantage of the backyard in this downtown lot and removed two full walls from the kitchen to create an enormous chef's kitchen flooded with natural light.
Eager to keep any original history of the house that was salvageable, the homeowners discovered original fir hardwood flooring beneath this linoleum and salvaged a good majority of it. The main living spaces (think old red carpet) are now refinished original fir flooring. The beach vibes are emanating from the new color palette of this home!
An awkward vanity in this guest bath on the second floor was fixed with a shift of the door frame and utilization of the adjacent unused sitting area of the previous master bedroom.
If you are a lover of unique historical character, do not fear! The homeowners discovered original ship-lap under this bold pink wallpaper and have kept it to integrate some character into the new space. A fresh coat of white paint and the room has been transformed into a bright and sunny guest bedroom.
A new master bath was added to the rear of the house, with a unique take on a privacy wall. To take advantage of the natural light in the space, the glass partitions allow light to flood into the shower, while providing privacy from the backyard.
This kitchen is certainly the focal point of the home. An enormous kitchen island has given the owner's a place to cook, and entertain simultaneously. The entire back wall was previously cabinets, sink, and counter tops which have been swapped for a window wall that slides entirely open. In the warmer months, this space becomes one with the backyard and deck area.
The island base is covered in reclaimed ship-lap from the original walls that were removed.
A window wall that slides entirely open to the backyard!
Reclaimed ship-lap from the walls that were removed adds character to the space and utilizes some original pieces of the house! A peak of the refinished original fir hardwood flooring in the background leaves us excited for the finished product of this downtown reno!