2018 Kitchen Remodel
2019 CotY Award
First Place, Residential Kitchen
Our client longed for a home that was modern, masterfully crafted, and easy to entertain in. “We didn’t want to make it too modern where it wasn’t classic. And, we also didn’t want this kitchen to look like a museum.” she said. Our client stressed that the most important goal was to honor the house and its history, however she was ready for a complete overhaul.
Her family’s needs were very relevant for a modern family living in a historic home and included the following:
- A kitchen and dining room that married function and beauty and was entertaining-friendly
- A breakfast area that would serve as their casual family spot and could include a TV
- A place to store shoes, bags and coats when entering from the garage
- A butler’s pantry to show off servingware and everyday china yet tuck away the coffee station and wet bar
To meet our client’s needs we completely renovated most of the first floor, which included removing multiple walls, eliminating several closets, duplicating an elliptical opening, adding a mudroom and butler’s pantry, and creating a kitchen that was ideal for both family life and entertaining.
More about the Project
- The homeowner wanted a built-in hood with floating shelves over the range.
- Range backsplash features a 7 ft. x 30 in. backsplash in Alba Vera marble. The stone has magnificent veining.
- Original windows were restored and reused.
In this photo, the cabinet on the left is a Thermador tower freezer and refrigerator. The cabinet on the right is an appliance garage with pull out drawers and shelves which allows my client ample area for workspace. All cabinets are custom built. The client did not want to remove or change the windows, so we created a desk area in front of the window. It features honed Alba Vera marble with 5-in front lip to enrich the appearance. This desk area includes outlets with USB ports for docking phones and laptops.
1930 Fluted Casing
- We had to duplicate an elliptical opening and match the fluted casing to the original. This opening is in a wall between the butler’s pantry and dining room. We recreated a casing that mirrors the home’s original detail found at the other dining room entryway
- The fluting on the windows was different than the fluting on the elliptical, which required us to make two separate knives to recreate the both designs.
What beautiful view through the home when coming in from the garage!
- The new butler’s pantry we create after removing the stove and the closet.
- This room makes a big design statement, from the hex tile, Alba Vera marble counters, custom cabinets and pendant light fixtures.
- The pendant lights are from Circa Lighting, and match the brass of the drawer and door pulls.
- The 3×12 subway tile runs from countertop to the ceiling.
- One side of the butler’s pantry features a dish pantry with custom glass-front cabinets and drawer storage.
- The other side features the main sink, dishwasher and custom cabinets. This butler’s pantry keeps dirty dishes out of sight from the guests and entertaining area.
- Designer refers to it as the jewel of the kitchen
New mudroom features two wall cabinets for coats, a built-in bench and some open shelving.
Wall on the left was originally tiled from floor to ceiling. We replaced the tile with board and batton paneling.
White subway tile
• Historical details restored and duplicated. Walls removed. Open concept as requested by the client.
• LED canned lighting and lovely modern light fixtures