Modernized Craftsman

Mount Lebanon, PA

the details:

Our client came to Marvista to reconfigure their kitchen and a portion of their first floor. Moving from DC with little square footage to a larger home in Mt. Lebanon to accommodate their family of 5. The already existing footprint needed to be modernized to create a more livable space, while keeping the integrity of the craftsman architecture. One architectural feature Marvista was sure to keep was the beautiful archways within the home. We were able to replicate the already existing and create another within the space.

Relocating the entry door would then allow the space to transform. Client also made it clear that they wanted a place family could gather, eat, and entertain. Maintaining the dining room was a real treat for us in this design. It was requested to have a place for the kids to do homework and store school essentials, cubbies were designed within the island for easy storage. Along with a boot drop within the entrance for shoes, jackets, and hats.

The design inspiration came from the exterior of the home with green accents carried into the interior.

Features & Challenges of the Project:
  • Our client did not yet live in the space. Trying to understand how they would utilize it without yet knowing, was a real challenge within this design.
  • The entrance to the home was very awkward, finding a new way to enter the space would dictate the entire design. Allowing the client to have a foyer and greeting space for guests.
  • Wallpaper was everywhere throughout the space. Talking the client into a modern take on it was tricky. Adding a dramatic print to the powder room really elevated the space.
  • Utilizing the correct lighting to make this house feel like a “home” with warmth and style.
  • All new hardwood floors
  • Dura Supreme – Curated Colors (SW Rock Bottom)
    • Island
    • Boot bench
    • Sash and rails of windows
    • Dining Room
  • Butcher block stained to match cubbies and boot bench
  • 10’ Island
  • 2 sinks
  • Cambria Quartz
  • New lighting throughout the entire space/lite with soft lighting/warm the space
  • Classic subway tile
  • Swan Wallpaper – Powder Room
completed project
Before + Progress Gallery