modern kitchen renovation in historic home

MODERN KITCHEN: TRADITIONAL HOME.

This condo remodel addressed two common challenges; expanding the functionality of a kitchen without increasing its footprint, and providing a modern kitchen within a traditional house.

STRATEGIC RENOVATION
UNCOVERS UNDERUTILIZED SPACE.

By strategically relocating a few doorways, valuable real estate was gained that nearly doubles the kitchen’s storage capacity, creates an additional work zone, and improves its adjacency to the dining and living room without taking space away from any other rooms.

modern kitchen renovation in historic home

THE MODERN DESIGN YOU LOVE
WITHIN A TRADITIONAL-STYLE HOME.

The homeowners love modern design and wanted the new kitchen to be in keeping with their aesthetic style. To bridge the divide between a modern kitchen and Colonial Revival home, traditional materials were used, but detailed in a contemporary way.

Minimal details, clean lines, and contemporary fixtures create a distinctively modern kitchen, while material choices such as marble and wood keep it in harmony with the more traditional architecture found elsewhere in the home

Classical materials used in a modern manner connect the new kitchen to the traditional-style of the existing house.

modern kitchen renovation in historic home
modern bookcase in historic home

CREATING VISUAL INTEREST + STORAGE.

This project also sought to further increase the efficiency of the floor plan and add storage by renovating the adjacent long hallway. Taking advantage of an extra wide section of the hallway that exists between the front and back doors of the unit, custom floor to ceiling bookcases and cabinets add visual interest and a mix of display and storage

LINKING NEW + HISTORIC.

As in the kitchen, a simple color palette and warm wood tones create a material link to the existing architectural style of the historic home, while the detailing remains decidedly modern. A playful literal integration of new and old occurs with the entrance to the primary bedroom suite through a sliding panel within the bookcase. When closed, the hidden entrance conceals the private quarters while revealing open display shelving beyond.

modern bookcase with hidden door in historic home
modern kitchen renovation in historic home
PROJECT INFORMATION:

PROJECT: Condominium Renovation
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Dudley Builders
CABINET DESIGNER/DEALER: Gregory Hitchcock/Cesar NYC
WOOD COUNTERTOP FABRICATION: Grothouse
PHOTOGRAPHER: Carly Gillis Photography

Atelier et Alia
1275 Washington Street
West Newton, MA  02465
1-617-960-0788
info@atelieretalia.com

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