This 1930’s era home has a modernized kitchen true to its heritage and classic charm!
Opening up the space was on the wishlist for this couple and in taking down awkward passage ways and diving walls, the kitchen and surrounding area now has great flow. We were able to take it a step further by repurposing a former back porch into a little breakfast room that is now open to the kitchen. The doorway into the dining room was opened up and left space for an heirloom hutch.
To streamline the layout and maximize visual impact when you enter the room from the dining area, the refrigerator and stove were both relocated. This family loves to cook and counter space was important. With the heavier appliances tucked away, there is now plentiful counter space and the room feels airy and open. The soapstone provides a beautiful contrast with the versatile performance the stone provides.
A small bank of windows maintains privacy in this cozy neighborhood, while letting the sunlight pour in (on a sunny day that is!). The efficient-size island has excellent storage for mixing bowls, pots and pans, tupperware, and most importantly, the dog’s bed! The honed marble top has beautiful veining; its light tones maintain the openness of the room and match the style and period of the home. The egg pendant light with chicken wire were an exciting find!
The kitchen also includes subtle details like finished end-panels, horizontal light switches to match the subway tile, farm sink and decorative plumbing, crown molding, window casings, and tastefully-done lighting inside the glass cabinets. All these touches perfect the look. The corbels on the range hood were done to match knee-braces on the exterior. The bun feet on set of drawers next to range and sink base define these areas as furniture and pick up the little built-in details of the era.
This project was so much fun! Attention to detail on the part of the homeowner was exceptional. While staying true to it’s era, this home now has gorgeous space that is livable and functional. The pup was happy too.