These homeowners dreamed of buying a vintage Victorian house in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, MA. However, like most older homes, the existing kitchen was small and very inefficient. Since having plenty of natural light in the kitchen was a must, it was a challenge to be able to fit in a new modern sized sink, cooktop, and refrigerator without blocking or removing any windows. We worked around the windows and added a corner cooktop which gave room between the sink and the cooking surface.
Being a family with 2 growing boys, the homeowners wanted an island in the kitchen so that they could enjoy breakfast and snacks after school together as well as have a place to do their homework while Mom and Dad prepare dinner. This was a great idea, but the space was not wide enough for a standard sized island. To meet this challenge, we designed a custom narrow island with an angled end that could accommodate 3 bar stools.
During the renovation we discovered that there were actually 3 different ceiling heights. This could not be changed, so we worked with it by adding a variety of trim and moulding treatments that all compliment each other.
The cabinets chosen needed to have the authentic feel in accord with the age of the house. White Brookhaven cabinets with an inset door style were chosen. These, along with the soapstone and marble countertops, make it look like the kitchen could have been there when the house was built 100 years ago.
Today, this Dorchester family is now able to enjoy the city life in a home that fits their style as well as their everyday needs.
Door Style: Coronado Recessed Inset
Finish: Nordic White on Maple
Countertop: (Main Counter) Soapstone, (Island) Virginia Marble
Hardware: Top Knobs TK595BSN Handles