Beautiful + Functional Townhome

When I came across this elegant townhouse designed by Charmean Neithart it felt very much like a house I could call home. I know, I’ve already declared my design style as modern and this home falls into the transitional category. But more than any particular style, I’m drawn to good design. Spaces that are filled with light and have a natural flow between inside and outside. Spaces that are not only beautiful but also functional. And this home – 1,603 square foot; 2 bedroom, 2½ bathroom – MIDDLE UNIT townhome located in Pasadena, CA does exactly that.

The home was completely remodeled. The renovation took 14 months to complete. The result, a floor plan that allows each room to flow naturally from one to the next as well as showcase all of the homeowners’ art and antique furnishings.

A small but functional pantry and the butcher block table with storage puts all their kitchen supplies within easy reach.

I’m dying over this built-in seating area! It looks like the perfect spot to eat breakfast or lounge with a cup of coffee. The pedestal table and the persimmon-colored cushions tie the space to the living room.

Color through artwork, pattern with the pillow and the rug combined with various neutral colors gives the space a sophisticated look.

The double French doors in the dining/living room allows light to pour in and extends the living space to an outside private landscaped yard that is just as inviting, comfortable and stylish as the interior.

The timeless and transitional style found in this home makes for a warm, welcoming space that feels thoroughly fresh. Moreover, this house is a great example of how the right design ideas can make a relatively smaller home beautiful, functional and spacious.

Can you picture yourself living in this space?

Images by Erika Bierman


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