Never doubt an architect’s ability to see how a burnt-out, dump of a space can be magically transformed into something beautiful and comfortable. Case in point: our very own Tom and Shelley Niemeier bought a 100-year-old bungalow in Webster Groves and transformed the dusty, dated interior into an open and contemporary space for their growing family.
After gutting the entire first floor, they removed an inoperable fireplace, and moved the second-floor stairs out of a first-floor bedroom to the area where the fireplace was removed. By doing so, the family created a focal point around which the public space on the first floor is arranged. They were neatly able to fit a master suite with walk-in closet and master bathroom into the first floor. Like any house, it’s a n̶e̶v̶e̶r̶e̶n̶d̶i̶n̶g̶ ongoing project. Check back soon to see pictures of the renovated second floor. And the renovated front yard. And the new front porch…
2013 St. Louis Home & Lifestyles Magazine Architectural Finesse Award for best “Before and After”