In the 1980's, my clients purchased a unique home. It was called, 'The Maywood'- one of many house kits sold by Sears and shipped on the railroad here in Burlington, VT in 1929. For all of the home's quirkiness and vintage appeal, the kitchen was small, confined and quite dark. My clients yearned for a light-filled kitchen that could serve as a centerpiece for their otherwise charming home. It was important that the new design pay respect to the age and style of the orginal, without feeling, as my clients playfully put it: "fuddy-duddy." Their vision was for elements of classic design, with modern feautures and a thoughtfully organized space.
The previous kitchen was small and dark- black cabinets, cement countertops and gray ledgerstone tile. We opened up the soffit, and used 36" high wall cabinets with crown molding to the ceiling. This kitchen features Waypoint painted Linen cabinets, Bianco Antico natural granite, polished chrome branch handles by Top Knob's Aspen Collection, Kohler Bellera Faucet, Kohler Prolific sink and new Whirlpool appliances. Reclaimed barn board is seen in a few different areas- it's wrapped around the island, frames the TV and there is a single shelf between the pantry cabinets for keys and charging phones. The glass on the dry bar has a verticle twig design adding another rustic element.
This kitchen remodel received a total transformation. We suggested removing formal dining room and hallway walls to completely change the flow and feel of the kitchen. The space is now an open kitchen and dining room with cool tones of gray.
A Chef's Kitchen
Natural Red Birch kitchen. Large Galley style with center island.
Contemporary Red Birch
Natural Red Birch kitchen features Shaker doors and solid slab drawers with a 6" stacked crown to ceiling. Quartz countertops
For their summer bungalow on Lake Champlain, my clients wanted a classic Arts & Crafts-inspired kitchen. Simple lines, heavy proportions and impeccable quality were my guiding principles through a renovation done completely over email. The result was a kitchen that felt grand, warm and inviting. The perfect escape for doing it all, while letting it all go.