Duplex Re-Mod is the first phase of the conversion of a split level duplex to a single family residence. A modern galley style kitchen replaces the party wall to unify the interior space. A light material palette balances the existing darker wood tones throughout the 60s-built home. A long window displays a wooded Michigan to expand the interior space to a large deck that performs as an extension of the kitchen and entertaining space. The renovation uses color, material, and lighting to accentuate darker wood tones, producing a cool space that is inviting and pulls the user through the space to dwell inside and outside as weather permits. The changing seasons are framed as a prominent feature in the long galley window; a celebration of cool and colorful scenes from the warmth of a midwest home.
Photographs by Peter Baker.
Designed by James Chesnut.