This home was built in 1906 and has had a multitude of renovations over the years. Consequently the original kitchen is long gone. While many would want to recreate a turn-of-the-century look, our clients wanted a completely contemporary Kitchen. Integrating this into the rest of the home, was our design challenge.
We copied the vintage architectural columns in the Living Room as supports for the new island, re-used existing vintage doors & re-finished them to look new, and used Marmoleum flooring throughout the new space to give a nod to the past.
In addition to a modern look, the clients wanted an efficient & easy to care for Kitchen. To this end, we designed a custom glass panel back splash using architectural glass (no grout!), Caesarstone countertops, and flat slab cabinet doors & drawers made out of maple (one of the hardest & most evenly patterned woods).
The fireplace in the Dining Room also received a make-over in this remodel project. The styles & finishes of the vintage overmantel and the fireplace surround did not match. Also, the clients really did not care for the tile hearth. They loved the overmantel cabinet, however, so we decided to design a new white oak mantel surround to match this piece. A new gas insert was added for a cleaner & safer fireplace. The same Caesarstone slab “Oyster” for the new hearth as was used on the Kitchen countertops to help tie these rooms together. With all the final pieces together it’s really quite lovely!