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.
Dutton opened the living room by removing an entry wall and adding a half wall and a column.
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 family can enter the mudroom from the patio or the driveway.
Hale Landscapers created the flagstone patio and the pergola over the outdoor dining room.
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.
The master bath's pièce de résistance is its sculptural copper tub. "Bathing in the tub is an exquisite experience," says Dutton.