This project was the latest phase of renovation on a home that we have been working on for these clients over the years. While previous renovations included adding a bedroom wing over the garage and adding exterior living space seen here, this current phase had us reimagining the kitchen and primary bath, as well as some ancillary work in the basement and the exterior.
The kitchen was the heart of the project and represented the biggest transformation to the home. The original small, galley-style kitchen had a large dining room immediately adjacent, separated by a load-bearing wall. In addition, there was an odd-shaped corner pantry that was a particularly problematic portion of the original kitchen.
The design team’s ultimate solution here was to remove the dividing wall, while flipping the dining room and kitchen spaces, along with removing the closed off pantry-space. The net effect is a spacious and bright room that maximizes both form and functionality and creates a really bright, inviting, and highly functional workspace.
The expansive horizontal kitchen counter with a striking backsplash tile wall, along with the unique organic hued granite paired with charcoal stained white oak cabinetry presents understated modernity while remaining respectful of the 30-plus year history of the home. At the same time, the dark cabinetry and countertops in the kitchen definitely lend a contemporary feel. This new layout delivers long sight lines and wide angles to view the open kitchen and dining with a glimpse of the living room area from the entry hall.
The primary bathroom was the other main focus of the updated design. In this space, we opened up the original shower room, while cleaning up all of the finishes. The entire bathroom, including the new corner steam shower, is given an approachable and organic feel with the use of Tadelakt Plaster on the walls and ceiling.
From the Tadelakt plaster to matching original custom-milled flooring, this project’s many custom and unique elements represented a special challenge for both our design team and our construction team. We are super proud of how both teams executed this one and are very proud of the finished product.