claustrophobic was shrunk to a perfectly usable size, opening the vista from the front
door to the whole of the living space and the deck, which spans the full width of the unit.
The laundry room, once accessed by passing through an already tight kitchen, was discreetly incorporated into the master bathroom. Horowitz sanded the red oak floors in the
living area and replaced carpeting in the bedrooms with similar wood and then finished
them all with a light-gray stain to “cool” the now unified floor plane.
The new kitchen is the sculptural centerpiece of the unit, its peninsula a waterfall-edge
Horowitz has a predilection for
clean-lined, contemporary looks, but
having worked on so many renovations
to replace dated or trendy features, she
strives to create designs that will stand
the test of time.
Relating to clients
“I try to tease out answers about their
lifestyle so we can give them a
customized solution. One way to do
that is to cite real-life situations.
Having done this project, I have more
of those to draw on: setting the
cabinet height to accommodate our
favorite blender underneath, for
example, or making the appliance
garage wide and deep enough to hold
our rice cooker.”