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View of the stairway in this traditional house

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Drawing on his years of experience, architect Gary Beyerl of Burns & Beyerl Architects transformed this home. The entrance hall had been dark and felt cramped. Reconfiguring the layout, and applying consistent detailing has created an open, spacious ambiance and a sense of harmony with the rest of the home.


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View of corner Wardrobe & accessories

Strategies such as removing some small closets, curving the top of the stair and enlarging the opening to the second floor give a feeling of space in the entry, while the new second-level gallery adds interest to the upstairs hallway. The wider opening also allows light from a window above the front entrance to flood both the hall and gallery with natural light.

Glass French doors into the dining room further lighten the hall, and white-painted, paneled walls featuring a Georgian trim motif are classic, yet fresh.

May 11, 2010
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