After purchasing this 1955 Mid-Century home, the owners knew that they were about to embark on a significant renovation. Concerned about doing “too little” to make a difference, and balancing that concern with their love of the existing architecture, they embraced a Vision to expand the existing footprint of the home by adding a wing for the Master Suite, 2-story addition for kid’s bedrooms, and a lap pool. Relocating the bedrooms to the 2nd floor freed-up square footage on the main level for wide-open spaces in the living areas, along with views of the natural woodlands that surround the house.
As part of the overall project, the former corner kitchen space was abandoned – and converted into a Media Room. A brand new kitchen and walk-in pantry took shape in the center of the house. The large contemporary furniture-style island is at the center of it all. It plays host to a professional range top and large kitchen sink. The island itself is a combination of high-gloss wood cabinetry and quartz waterfall ends. A raised walnut top floats above the quartz island top at the point where there are bar stools. On the backside of the Island, there are several display cases making the island appear like a piece of furniture.
The perimeter cabinetry is an artful combination of stained walnut and high-gloss lacquered cabinetry. Wall ovens, integrated beverage drawers, ice-machine and a hidden coffee station tuck neatly into the 3/4-height walnut cabinets and cabinetry behind the island. As is the high-fashion today, windows take the place of wall cabinets. Additional storage needs are met in the adjoining walk-in pantry with owner’s desk area.