The owners of an 1890s Victorian wanted to update two bathrooms and add laundry on the second floor while maintaining the period ambiance of the house. Additional storage and closet retrofits were another priority. Swapping the original master bath with the family bath enabled Feinmann to reconfigure the second story, moving doorways and closets to satisfy the goals of the project. Adding 15 square feet to the master bath permitted the homeowners to have both the shower and bathtub they desired. Good space planning, luxurious materials, and custom arched replacement windows have reinvigorated the second floor of this grand dame home.
The 15 square foot “bump out” in the master bath allowed for a deluxe Bain Ultra bathtub with air massage and whirlpool jets along with a tiled shower and new vanity. A new, custom arched-top window replaced the weathered existing one in what is now the family bath. A walk-in master bedroom closet and the remodeled family bath make up this “guts-to-glory” renovation. All photographs were taken by our staff, before and during the renovation. (Master bath top, Family bath below). Stay tuned for the final reveal later this spring!
Exterior Before and After
Hidden Treasures in Walls
We never know what we might find when we open walls and floors, especially in an older home. The field staff, led by Lead Carpenter David Ramirez, were interested to find a newspaper from The Boston Globe dated November 1911!