A set of pocket doors, similar to the set leading from hall to living room, connects the hall with dining room. This spacious room boasts much dark oak millwork and a large leaded glass window; each of its main windows is in an alcove.
The redone kitchen is spectacular. The owner's father developed the concept, the owner worked out the detail, and architect Philmore Hart furnished the working drawings. Light, airy and roomy, the kitchen includes a new dining area which extends the house, replacing a small working area and porch. The new section has an operable skylight, and all sections of the kitchen -- even the former butler's pantry ---have an abundance of contemporary, medium-toned oak paneling, cupboards and shelves. The floor, including that of the former pantry, is of blue Japanese porcelain tile, warmed during the winter by a blower system. Counters are brown formica and porcelain tile. On the ceiling is a regal stained glass ceiling panel, designed by the owner and fashioned by David Clark. Both direct and indirect lighting make the room radiant. A quaint feature is an original package chute, now within the kitchen, in a formerly exterior, brick wall.
Off the kitchen is a new deck. A small, new Oriental garden adjoins this area, and another deck, refurbished with new wooden slats, is over an unusual and original enclosed breezeway, connecting house with garage.
The main stairway is of the simple wood pattern of the early 20th century Mission style. There are four upstairs bedrooms and two bathrooms. Both of these have gracefully shaped original tile floors; the master bath has fine original tile walls.