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quiet space in the house. The three by three space can also be used for a computer nook or a satel- lite office where bills can be paid, plans can be sketched out, or homework can be puzzled over. Which brings us to what Newman affectionately terms, "Mom Central." If your kitchen is the heart of the home, chances are your kitchen table or counter has become the landing pad for school papers, bills, calendars, and laptops. A simple small desk and cabinet area designed to tidily store these items away while providing a work space could be just what the family organizer ordered. Wellesley architect Jan Gleysteen is all for accommodating the busy lifestyles of today's fami- lies. In one recent project, a detail-oriented inglenook serves as command central for a family with young children. Located between the family room and the living room, it allows parents to keep an eye on the little ones playing while managing the family affairs. In another home that was lacking a first floor office area, Gleysteen reworked an existing kitchen closet and created a much needed work space with custom millwork to allow for maximum use of every square inch. Wellesley-based interior designer Mollie Johnson likes to transform a bit of unused interior real estate on the main level of the home into a wet bar or a coffee bar, depending on the inhabi- tants' tastes. An art lover might claim a sunny spot by a window to section off and set up an 50 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 4 This strategically-located home office by architect Jan Gleysteen serves as command central for a busy family Cozy Hideaway C O U R T E S Y O F J A N G L E Y S T E E N A R C H I T E C T S , I N C . / R I C H A R D M A N D E L K O R N 046-053_WWMa14_Small Spaces_v3_WellesleyWeston Magazine 2/1/14 3:34 PM Page 50

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