South End Single Family

No. 124

A 100 year old brownstone in the heart of the South End of Boston with a great kitchen to begin with. After seeing all the room for improvement, we realized we had an opportunity to do something special.

Project Details

BUILD

Performance

Area

3.650 m²

COMPLETION

2018

LOCATION

South End Boston

Scope:

Full Kitchen Renovation

Hand Crafted Millwork

Installed Custom Cabinets

COLLABORATORS

Interior Design: Melissa Miranda Interior Design

Functional Designer: Amy Lynn Interiors

Photography: Sabrina Cole Quinn

What was the client’s brief?

When the clients came to us asking for a kitchen remodel for the home they just bought, they told us they wanted to build a kitchen that fit both their home and their lifestyle. The kitchen didn’t fit the overall aesthetic of the house. The room was on the smaller side and needed to utilize space more efficiently. Part of our challenge was creating an aesthetic that matched the house and had the different elements play off of each other.

What did we do?

We wanted to make it look like the home was built around this kitchen, and not just a modern interpretation. Our collaboration with Melissa Miranda was a huge help in deciding on look and feel, and our designer, Amy Lynn, helped us figure out how to make the space function to its utmost ability. A lot of inspiration (and a little advice!) for this design came from Humphrey Munson Kitchens.

What were the most interesting features?

A unique detail Melissa came up with to compliment the curved cabinetry was a stack with a square bottom and a reverse corner round for the countertop. The backsplash was actually a man-made Neolith porcelain backsplash, intended to give a marble look and protect from the high heat of the range below. We actually kept the range from the original kitchen, and plastered to make it part of the wall. We intercepted the original crown molding up top and allowed the range to be a box chimney style hood and let the cabinets die into it.

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