|This Old House: The Lexington House|
David: The program will feature the updating and expansion of the 2,900-square-foot frame house, which is on a large, wooded lot in this classic Boston suburb. When Jody and Jeremy Kieval bought the house, in 2011, they knew they would have to renovate. Working with architect Bill Hubner, of Incite Architecture, the Kievals will make their first priority an addition over the existing two-car garage, to create separate bedrooms for their three girls as well as a bathroom, laundry, and small sitting room. On the first floor, they'll get a bumpout and remove a chimney to gain square footage in the expansive new kitchen, fit for a chef?or at least for Jeremy's passion for cooking. They'll also benefit from a newly-built mudroom, butler's pantry, home office, and powder room. "We're so excited to have a brand-new kitchen filled with natural light," says Jody.
A breakfast area opens onto a new Brazilian hardwood deck, that offers clear views of the unsullied conservation land that backs up to the Kieval's property line.
Around front, the exterior will get a major curb-appeal upgrade with a front farmer's porch featuring classically-detailed Colonial Revival columns and a new walkway, front door, and garage entry. The facade will also benefit from the alteration of the existing roofline to tie into the new over-the-garage addition. The exterior will be finished with in light gray with off white trim and a charcoal door and shutters.
The front of the Kievals house.
The Kieval family