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    A deep farmhouse sink and tall faucet make a useful workstation. The tall pantry on the back wall hides a split-zone air conditioning unit behind an architectural grill which is hinged for service.

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    Hickory, a dark open-grained wood, harmonizes with the surrounding woodwork. A built in corner desk provides workspace while dinner cooks.

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    The existing fireplace, ornate chandelier and woodwork meld happily with the new materials.

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    In the passageway between the bedrooms, the original built-in cabinets were deconstructed. The beautiful old wood was salvaged to create custom cabinets to fit the family's storage needs.

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    Several stains were mixed to match the original finish. Reproduction handles are period appropriate.

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    An Eastlake inspired air-conditiong cabinet hangs on the wall above the restored fireplace.

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This classic Prospect Heights home was built in the mid 1800's and had remained virtually unchanged when my clients moved in. They had no wish to lose the lovely Eastlake detailing, but needed to update to meet their needs.

We designed spaces that merged, rather than competed, with the original style.