We designed and built this new kitchen as part of a main floor renovation of this 1891 rowhouse. The kitchen and main floor open plan reflect the homeowner’s contemporary taste, but with a nod to the historic aspect of the home. The clients were especially delighted with our success in achieving a “light and airy” feel.
The client wanted to open up the entire floor to increase the amount of natural light that flowed into the main floor of this rowhouse. He also wanted a visual connection from the front entry to the back door. The new kitchen reflects his contemporary style.
Creating a main floor that is completely open required:
Moving the original kitchen from the back room to a central location in the floorplan allowed us to:
We used the same herringbone flooring throughout the entire first level. The white oak floor, stained white, is distinctive yet evokes the historic character and quality of the buildings in the neighborhood. We kept the historic trim in the front area, but simplified the trim in kitchen and dining rooms.
The client did not want access from the main floor to the basement apartment, so we closed off the stairs and turned the space into closets. We created closets with hidden doors with sass hinges and touch latches.
Kitchen details include: