Friday, March 14, 2014

All Wrapped Up!

In previous posts, we were following the progress of a large project through the entire process of design, demolition and construction.  It's finally time to look at the finished product.

But first, let's go back and take a look at some of the "before" images.  The previous kitchen was functional, with an adjoining small breakfast nook.

Though it was definitely a "working kitchen", it certainly didn't have the charm and elegance that the stately early 20th century home deserved.  The goal was to open up the space, also enlarging the breakfast area and add an additional family room space.  This new space would communicate with the pool area via a beautiful new covered patio.

This week, we'll take a look at the interior spaces, and we'll follow up with the outdoor space later!

Here is the new kitchen, breakfast area and family room.

A large, marble-topped island replaces the peninsula.  This gives the kitchen a better flow.

This is the view from the kitchen, into the opened up breakfast area and family room!

The "working" side of the island.

The new back door.  Notice how the window-light above the door now has separations, while the door itself and side-lights are only use horizontal muntins.  This gives the door a more up-to-date feeling. Also notice the beamed treatment in this section of the ceiling.  This gives the entry and bar area of the kitchen it's own identity.

A beautiful choice for the bar stools.  Notice the solid panel above the warming drawer in the background?  The microwave drawer wasn't installed yet.

This built-in China cabinet went through a couple of finish choices, but the final soft taupe seems perfect in the space.

A new, vent-less gas fireplace was installed in the family room addition.  This fireplace is flanked by single doors with transoms above, which lead out to a "secret" patio.  The ceiling in the family room area was also separated by a simple beam treatment.  The entire room is bright and cheerful, surrounded by windows!

This wall of doors and windows steps out onto the new covered patio, and looks out to the refurbished pool.

This arch opens from the breakfast area to the kitchen.  The transom above gives the arch a "human" scale, while still keeping the space as open as possible.

By extending the back wall of the kitchen out in this area, a new space was created for a bar/ beverage area, surrounded by a window-box above.

A new area was opened behind the kitchen cook wall, to create a walk-in pantry.  The door is surrounded by shelves for decorative dinner ware and cookbooks.

The breakfast area enjoys light from three sides, including this large window looking into the side garden.

An interior truly transformed into a comfortable and serene space.  I hope you're looking forward to the outdoor spaces now!


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