This 1906 built home had a 1960s remodel that didn’t reflect the character of the home or the personalities of the homeowners.
Working within the original space, the wall between the dining room and kitchen was opened up, allowing seating for two and better flow throughout the main level of the home.
Adding a bar cabinet for guests means they don’t need to enter the kitchen work area for refreshments.
The dark cabinetry was replaced with a balance of warm wood on the base cabinets, a more whimsical, brighter shade on the wall cabinets and reclaimed wood shelves.
Textured granite mimics the look of soapstone, but without the maintenance or fragility of soapstone.
We made use of a blank wall perfect for a drop zone as they come in the back door.
A rarely used built-in banquette became the perfect space for a powder bath.
The lighting is eclectic with the peninsula pendant giving a nod to the original period of the home, while others are more contemporary.
More pantry storage was added in the stairway to the basement, making use of every inch of available space. Even the space behind the back door was utilized for pots and pans and spice storage.