Kansas City, Missouri (Brookside)
This house is full of ornate details that our clients wanted to preserve as best as possible. Most of early 20th century homes all suffer from the same problems. The kitchens tend to be small which makes it difficult for people to entertain a group of friends without segregating the group. The main design objective was to figure out a way to enlarge this kitchen without destroying the integrity of the home. We added some upset beams which allowed some load bearing walls to be removed. We also absorbed the secondary dining room and relocated the powder room to allow for a larger, more efficient kitchen. The massive island has storage on both sides and provides a ton of prep space. Our design team worked with local artist, Jennifer Walker, to replicate the dimensional plaster crown molding as well as the new archway into the kitchen from the dining room. She also integrated a few small portraits of the clients doberman into the wall finish.
The secondary design objective was to figure out a way to add closet storage to the master bedroom. We considered enclosing the roof top patio to create a walk-in closet but ultimately decided to carve some space out of the existing bedroom room instead.
All of the cabinets and built'-in’s are completely custom and were fabricated and installed locally by our team here in Kansas City.
Bob Greenspan Photography