Putting the “Craft” in Craftsman

New owners give a new look to a classic Fab 40s home.
craftsman kitchen

Great bones, gorgeous design. Those are the signatures for this three-story Craftsman situated in the heart of East Sacramento. After moving from their longtime home in Rancho Murieta, the owners were eager to put their personal stamp on their new home, and they knew Miche Victoria, senior designer for Benning Design Construction, could execute down to the very last detail. From reupholstered furniture to a ripped-out master bathroom, a top-floor refresh to a backyard overhaul, the home—and many of its comforts—experienced a wide range of updates that took just over a year to complete. The end result is a chic and charming home where they plan to live happily ever (cr)after.

Entry door was existing and white. When the owners opted to paint the exterior a more neutral shade, Victoria suggested adding a pop of color for character.
living room
A formal living room sets the home’s transitional, comfortable and detail-rich tone.
Porcelain-slab shower, freestanding bathtub and backlit floating mirrors make a major master-bath statement.
family room craftsman
Adjacent to the kitchen, the family room is flooded with natural light. Victoria layered in can and sconce lighting “so it can be moody toward the end of the day.”
office room
Adding beadboard throughout the third floor family room/office/craft room optically enlarged the space. “Because they are using the space for multiple purposes, it was important to create more depth,” says Victoria.
Landscaping and hardscaping done by Luxury Landscapes. The outdoor lounge area displays a steel fire pit for gatherings, which is surrounded by the softness of an ivy wall with a “secret garden” mirror that adds dimension and depth.