After living in this 1957 home for 20 years, these homeowners decided that the outdated and closed-off spaces typical of the time period no longer suited their needs as restaurant owners/chefs, and artists. The original kitchen was not suitable for a chef with the confined area, limited counter space, and non-existent storage. The walls were opened to create one large great room, including space for the living, dining, and kitchen areas, and was opened up to the outdoors. In keeping with the historical nature of the home, finishes and materials were selected to complement the style with an updated look. New appliances were added, and additional storage and workspace were provided to create a dream kitchen functional to both chefs. Bold textures and colors were balanced with more neutral features to infuse the home with the clients’ personalities. The project was completed in two rounds, with the great room tackled in the first part. Necessity causing the clients’ mother to move in prompted round two – an 1100 SF addition that included a mother-in-law suite, a large accessible shower, guest bedroom, craft room, Arizona room, and master suite. The landscaping and refinishing of the exterior of the home was also undertaken during this round. Furnishings were replaced throughout, while heirloom and antique pieces were updated to fit into a more current style and maintain their original charm. Artwork and accessories created by the homeowners add final touches to the bohemian / eclectic space.