The original foyer was very crammed and had a library right off the foyer, which you entered on a diagonal. There was no space to "arrive" per se, and it gave a negative first impression as you walked in. The walls of the library were demolished, which gave the space back to the foyer, thus creating a sense of arrival in the house. A Matisse at the end of the axis as you enter is displayed on a darker accent wall. A custom wool and silk rug, custom console table and a seating arrangement complete the transformation. The traditional wood picket railing was changed to a modern wood and steel design, matched to the lighter stained floors. Voila! A dramatic transformation from a traditional Colonial-style builder house to a spectacular and memorable entry that sets the tone for the rest of the home.
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