With this kitchen renovation two common challenges were solved; expanding the functionality of a kitchen without increasing its footprint, and providing a modern kitchen within a traditional house.
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.
The homeowners love modern design and wanted the kitchen renovation 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.
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
As in the kitchen, a simple color palette and warm wood tones create a material link to the existing architectural style of the historic Jamaica Plain 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.
PROJECT: Condominium Renovation in Jamaica Plain, Boston
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Dudley Builders
CABINET DESIGNER/DEALER: Gregory Hitchcock/Cesar NYC
WOOD COUNTERTOP FABRICATION: Grothouse
PHOTOGRAPHER: Carly Gillis Photography
Atelier et Alia
321 Walnut St #475
Newton, MA 02460
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