Sometimes the only way to fix a problem is to tear it out and start over. In this DC home, the kitchen and dining rooms were the weak link in an otherwise very handsome, late 19th century home. After much consideration, the decision was made to fully deconstruct these spaces and reassemble them in a way that allowed for a much more open and integrated design while still being sympathetic to the intact DNA of the original house.
This solution created an efficient cooking and entertaining kitchen area that was open to the dining room and other parts of the house while still defined as its own space. The project also incorporated new natural and low voltage lighting, many specialized finishes, and custom made cherry cabinets that are a modern twist on the client’s Shaker style furnishings.