For renovation of an historic 4,600 sqft home built by the first licensed woman architect in the United States, we worked in a tactical way to open up the flow between spaces, and to create a haven for two scholars. On the ground floor, we removed a series of walls to expand and connect rooms. The 19th Century trim details, as well as storage areas, a butler’s pantry, and closets from another era were critical to preserve. We cleared out other relics such as a back servant stair, which enabled a direct connection between the family room and kitchen, as well as created first floor powder room. The resulting renovation maintained a beauty of the details, moulding and original casework, meanwhile brightening and creating a contemporary space for scholarship, living and hosting guests. Caroline was Project Manager of the job while at Maryann Thompson Architects.