When they began the process of remodeling their home, it was important to Lisa & Jacob Mannheimer to preserve the original character of the building, dating from the 1950′s. That meant undoing some of the renovations made in the 70′s and 80′s (like shag carpet). Wall were painted white to highlight original features, and the original floors were sanded and oiled. According to Lisa, the layout was relatively modern and worth keeping, except for the kitchen. With a desire to make the kitchen the center of the home, a few walls and an extra dining room were removed to allow the tiny kitchen room to grow, and a fireplace was added. Overall the house has a simple and comfortable feel, while managing to avoid feeling completely finishes, just as Lisa hoped.
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