This 1918 Georgian Revival has a stately front façade, grand center hall and gracious living spaces, but a back hall maze made it cumbersome to get to the garage and out to the back yard. A galley kitchen, remodeled in the 1980’s, was disproportionately sized for the house and for its central role in daily life, and did not connect to the spirit of the old house. The homeowners decided to reorganize underused space rather than add on.
The new kitchen wraps the corner around a center island while maintaining existing windows in brick openings. Understated yet refined finishes and details imbue timeless quality, successfully disguising the recent vintage of the project.Connection to the newly renovated dining room was improved, and a much loved eating nook kept its place but got some new tricks. New cabinetry holding books, art supplies and computers create a gateway to the space, and integrated pull down maps are handy to illuminate breakfast conversations about current events or upcoming vacations.