The entry garden has a lush, welcoming feel. Bamboo, lollipop cherry trees and other landscaping create privacy. Prefinished shingles in sea-moss green lend an organic look that blends with surrounding foliage.
Mahogany decking juxtaposes nicely with the green siding. "Every single house on this desirable block has a front porch that people use as an extension of their living room," says Dutton.
A ceiling vignette captures how old meets new in the house: A brand-new light fixture casts a warm glow on the original wood ceiling.
She also removed walls between the living room and the dining area to create more open space. A copper accent wall provides visual interest without deviating too far from the interior's neutral palette.
Dutton, a supporter of all things preloved, used architecturally reclaimed pieces throughout the house, including this pocket door salvaged from a church. The door's light panel ushers in sunlight while maintaining privacy.
This perspective shows how Dutton was able to create a more open-concept kitchen, dining room and living room. Instead of a stationary island, she uses an antique nun's table on casters and easily stored bar stools for more flexibility in the kitchen.
The mudroom's built-in fir cubbies and extra-tall five-panel storage cabinets work hard for the entire family.
The shed is pretty, but what Dutton likes the most is its exterior shelf, which hold plants and doubles as a bar for outdoor parties.
Upstairs, the kids' bathroom features plenty of hooks, storage baskets and shelving units. Radiant-heat floors keep toes warm in the winter.
This cozy reading nook is the focal point of a front dormer. "It's the only original dormer in the house, and I think we preserved it nicely," says Dutton. She's not one to waste storage space, so the banquette has pullout drawers below.
Dutton uses one of the new 18-foot dormers as a bedroom. Lime-green walls, orange accents and chevron-patterned poufs lend the space a modern, youthful vibe.