2307 Westminster Road (1992)


This Colonial Revival house, built about 1918, has several eclectic features, such as the rolled roof edge reminiscent of a thatched roof, Queen Anne-style windows on the first floor (a large central pane of glass surrounded by small panes), and bold, unadorned porch columns influenced by the Craftsman style.


The siding is redwood. The interior was designed around a central hall and staircase, with four bedrooms on the second floor and two on the third. A second stairway runs up from the kitchen to the landing between the first and second floors.


The present owners have done extensive remodeling over the last five or six years, especially in the kitchen and on the third floor.


The third floor now contains the master bedroom. The remodeling of this floor involved moving walls and doorways, raising the dormer roof over the bathroom, and installing four skylights: two in the bedroom, one in the bathroom, and one above the landing. Redwood clapboard was used for the walls around the shower in the bathroom. The ceiling of the master bedroom was opened to create a cathedral ceiling with exposed joists. The skylight above the landing was installed to replace a window with a poor view and to bring light down into the center of the house. The result is a beautiful, bright, and open retreat.