Description: (…)removed the old cabinets and appliances and made the kitchen larger; we eliminated the walls between the kitchen, butler’s pantry, and an oversized laundry room. We right-sized the laundry room and added more than enough storage in the new kitchen to recover the storage space lost by removing the old butler’s pantry.
To enlarge the kitchen, give it and the main floor an open look, and improve traffic flow on the main floor, we removed part of the wall between the new kitchen and the existing family room.
With the kitchen now larger, we created a 12’+ island with seating and both a wine and beverage cooler on one side and on the other side ample prep space and with custom cabinets below the book-matched Mont Blanc quartzite countertop.
To aid in showcasing the ceiling height and make a more impressive design statement, we installed custom stacked cabinets with glass-doored upper cabinets. And we crafted a custom wooden cooktop exhaust hood that added even more drama. Behind the cooktop is a recessed herringbone marble tile niche. The kitchen also features a farmhouse sink and a large double oven.
We installed a new kitchen window, three Visual Comfort Lighting™, designer lantern fixtures over the island, and ample recessed lighting to assure the kitchen lighting would fit any mood from romantic to bright and sunny.
An existing shallow closet in the kitchen, near the island, was transformed into a wine nook with herringbone marble tile matching the tile over the cooktop and glass ceiling-height cabinets.
With the new kitchen and family room now integrated, we redesigned the existing, dated-looking brick and brass fireplace using a light color stone tile surround and hearth.
In addition to right-sizing the laundry room, we installed a wall of custom cubbies.
The existing master bath was enlarged and completely redesigned.
The bathroom vanity’s custom cabinetry includes drawer inserts to help with organization, and the double sinks are under-mounted to a countertop of Carrara marble.
Our layout captured part of an underused hall closet to increase the size of the shower. The shower features a custom glass door and partial glass wall. The design also includes two handy recessed storage niches. Lining the shower walls are random-length wood plank tiles. Some of the planks are as large as five feet long, giving the walls a distinctive look. Custom designed laser-cut marble tile was used in a decorative motif for the floor and the larger of the two niches.
A striking free-standing Kohler soaking tub rounds out the bathroom’s bathing options.
Master Walk-in Closet
A portion of a seating area in the master bedroom was used to create a new walk-in closet.