Old House Journal - - Success! -

Warm color and strong tex­ture de­fine the new Prairie Arts & Crafts kitchen.

■ The his­toric art-glass win­dows re­main un­changed, and their square mo­tif be­came a dec­o­ra­tive el­e­ment that re­peats in new work. Other de­tails come from the orig­i­nal house or Prairie School prece­dent.

■ Light fix­tures were cus­tom-made to com­ple­ment the orig­i­nal ar­chi­tect-de­signed fix­tures still in the house.

■ Al­though small bed­rooms were com­bined, walls stayed in place. A few par­ti­tions were added to cre­ate pri­vacy al­coves for the wa­ter closet and cus­tom shower.

■ The large porce­lain soak­ing tub all but de­fines baths of this era.

■ Stone plinths keep wood cas­ings away from tile floors for easy clean­ing.


ABOVE In the master bath, the sinkcab­i­net doors re­peat a de­tail seen in orig­i­nal win­dows. LEFT The master bath is nicely par­ti­tioned for pri­vacy.BE­FORE Five tiny bed­rooms up­stairs were re­con­fig­ured to al­low for larger bed­rooms and two baths.

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