The entire first floor of this Arlington, MA Gambrel was reconfigured to create a more open plan. An expanded kitchen with sloped ceilings and skylights sits adjacent to a cathedral dining room space, and a living room which also expands into a three season porch. One floor living is possible with a first floor master bedroom suite with cathedral ceiling. Universal design ideas incorporated include wide doorways, no threshold shower and laundry on first floor. Porches off the dining room and mudroom allow easy flow to gardens and a stone patio with water feature. Bedrooms, a TV room, an office and a bathroom were remodeled at the second floor. The garage was expanded for three cars and a work area.