67 Linden Street
This 1914 Colonial was acquired in very clean, well-kept condition. The bathrooms and kitchen were outdated. An existing addition off the back provided additional living space but was not designed to optimize the space. The heating system was older and the home did not have air conditioning. Access to the backyard was awkward. Overgrown landscaping hid the inviting porch.
To remedy the home’s shortcomings, a wall between the added-on living space and the kitchen was removed to open up the family room to the kitchen and create a breakfast nook. The dining room was retained to maintain the colonial feel of the home. A mudroom/laundry/half bath suite was nestled in the middle of the first floor. This space allows for the homeowners outerwear to be stored neatly and laundry to stay closer to the bedrooms. A handsome half bath on the first floor was added for convenience. The new full bath on the second floor was fully renovated to include a pedestal sink, new tub and creative storage solutions. The three bedrooms were freshly painted and new light fixtures were installed. Two added storage closets surround the front hall window on the second floor to maximize the underutilized hallway.
A new heating system and central air conditioning were added and the electrical system updated to 200 amps.
The kitchen boasts granite countertops with maple butcherblock counters flanking the stove. Fresh white cabinets brighten up the space along with warm hardwood floors. New kitchen and laundry appliances were installed to make the home ready to move in. Two French doors were added off the back of the house to a new landing leading out to the private back yard.
Old landscaping was replaced and window boxes were mounted on the porch to make the curb appeal inviting. Minimal exterior work was required. The exterior cedar shingles and trim were painted a cheerful yellow and a red door pops to make for a very cheerful exterior.