Historic Home Renovation
– Corvallis, OR –
This home was built in 1906 and has had a multitude of renovations over the years. Consequently, the original kitchen was 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.
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We copied the vintage architectural columns in the Living Room as supports for the new island, re-used existing vintage doors and refinished 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 a Kitchen that was efficient and easy to care for. To this end, we designed a custom glass panel backsplash using architectural glass (no grout!), Caesarstone countertops, and flat-slab cabinet doors and drawers made of maple, one of the hardest and most evenly patterned woods.
The fireplace in the Dining Room also received a make-over in this remodel project. The styles and 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 designed a new mantel surround of white oak to match this piece. A new gas insert was added for a cleaner and safer fireplace. The new hearth was created from Caesarstone slab “Oyster,” the same material used for the Kitchen countertops, to help tie these rooms together. With all the final pieces together, it’s really quite lovely!
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