To make sense of the hodge-podge of kitchen, breakfast and entry areas left by a previous renovation, a new clearly defined lobby organizes and anchors this floor plan. Straddling between formal and everyday, a new limestone floor dignifies the entry while its honed finish and pattern has the visual softness of a carpet. A thickened wall between the foyer and living room offers a more meaningful threshold while providing enough depth for a niche to serve the dining table.

In addition to a new kitchen, an intimate "morning newsroom" provides coffee and television for two in a nook enveloped by its window's rich drapery.

To further organize the plan, new wood panels unify and conceal storage in the bedroom and lounge areas. While the expanded master bath offers a generous soaking tub and a large surround-shower to give additional luxury for this financially savvy bachelor.