Discussing Architectural Plans for the Victorian Restoration

Project: Victorian Restoration, Episode 1, Part 2



This ambitious restoration project involves renovating a Victorian home, as well as a former dairy barn also on the property. In its new configuration, the barn will include two offices and an art studio. After a brief tour of the city, Bob meets with the home's new owner, Rikk Larsen, and contractor Charlie Tomaszewski, to discuss the work ahead.
Part 1: Tour of Medford, MA
Part 2: Discussing Architectural Plans for the Victorian Restoration
Bob and the homeowner, Rick Larsen, as well as the project architect, pause in the spacious kitchen with its skylight, kitchen nook, and original cabinets (some of which will be saved). They talk about blowing out the kitchen and taking down a wall for enlargement into the dining/ family room.

Next, they walk into what was once the office for the dairy. Here, they talk about preserving some elements of house's past, while updating it with 21st-century features. In addition, there is conversation about joining the house to the dairy barn/carriage house through a breezeway.

The dining room will be kept entact, while opening up to the enlarged kitchen-- one corner will be open to the heart of the house, where the staircase is located. The front area/ living room is double parlor width, and will be put to a different use.

The Architect shows Bob the floor plans, which show the first floor having three regions-- the studio/garage, the family/kitchen area, and a living area.

On the second floor, a master suite occupies the middle of the space, and there are two additional bedrooms. Up in the attic will be an office with a guest room and a porch, plus a room for storage.
Part 3: Planning for the Second Floor and Master Bedroom
Part 4: Reviewing Attic Conversion Plans
Located just five miles from downtown Boston, Bob's scouts discovered a Victorian-era house in a neighborhood of family homes on tree-lined streets that was past due for a full-scale renovation.

The home's new owners, a work-at-home family, have set goals to modernize the home's floor plan, update the building's mechanical and electrical systems, and add home office and work spaces for two busy professionals.

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