We gave this 1920’s structure a full update. Originally a boarding house, the building was later converted into a duplex with up- and downstairs units. When we began the design process, the rooms were uninspiring with bland finishes, a dark stair, and an awkward hall that linked the two bedrooms. We worked with our client remotely to honor the building’s historic character while accommodating modern living. These photos showcase the 636 sq. ft. upstairs unit, which serves as a guesthouse and rental.