5th STREET BROWNSTONE

2013

WHAT: Combination of kitchen and dining room

CHALLENGE: How to open up the spaces yet make the dining room feel distinct.

STRATEGY: Playing with different finishes, the kitchen island (the counter matches
the kitchen, the base the dining room built-ins) ties the two spaces together yet gives
them a distinct feeling. The elegant and rich walnut plays against the neutral white of
the kitchen cabinets

 

 

CONTRACTORS: Goodrich Works LLC for cabinets and STJ Contracting Co. for GC

5th STREET BROWNSTONE

2013

The built-ins on the far side of the dining room accomodate a small desk, a broom closet, recycling, a bar, a radiator enclosure and display shelving. They unify the room while letting the beautiful fireplace act as the centerpiece. Their height and coloring matches the existing door to the deck.

5th STREET BROWNSTONE

2013

5th STREET BROWNSTONE

2013

The view from the entry. Where before there was a narrow doorway into a galley kitchen, the eye is guided through the bright space toward the garden.

5th STREET BROWNSTONE

2013

Because we removed a powder room on the parlor floor, we renovated the downstairs bathroom. Marshall Farr of Goodrich Works did a gorgeous job on the vanity! Inexpensive tiles were used in a nice contrast in the shower.

5th STREET BROWNSTONE

2013

Floor plan
BEFORE (above) and
AFTER (below)