I’ve long asserted that the most rewarding projects are the ones where we solve the biggest problems. They’re certainly the most transformative. This was one such project. An old Sagamore house filled with 2 parents and 4 kids who needed vastly more efficient and spacious kitchen accomodations than they were working with!

kitchen before picture

Behind this golden oak beauty was a paneled family room. And while, I must admit, the client was rather charmed by it, incorporating it into the kitchen was the only way to get a floorplan that made sense for a family of that size. 

kitchen floorplan

In grabbing the family room we changed the orientation of the kitchen and added an island to accommodate the crowd. Carved along the back wall we snagged space for a much needed mudroom and a sweet little powder bathroom.  

kitchen floorplan

A lover – like so many – of the color blue, the client stumbled upon a fantastic pair of pleated pendants on 1st Dibs which we installed over the quartzite-clad countertop from Carthage Marble. 

hallbrook bathrom as built

In between the  kitchen and dining room we found a spot for a walk-in pantry. And behind that we found a spot for charming little bar pass through.  

thibaut moodboard
thibaut wallpaper and hague blue farrow and ball bar

Back to the main attraction – the perfectly symmetrical range wall turned out beautifully. 

thibaut wallpaper and hague blue farrow and ball bar

On the left a paneled refrigerator from Sub Zero. On the right we matched the shape and size with a cabinet pantry.

open sub zero designer series

I’m pretty smitten with this particular elevation in the kitchen. I love the natural light. I’m obsessed with the faucet. And the way the flowers reflect off the quartzite top…so, so good.

marvin patio door
marvin patio door

Around the corner we snuck in a little powder bathroom and fancied it up with some Thibaut grasscloth and more of the quartzite slab we had from the kitchen.

kitchen to butlery to dining room

And for the last hurrah on the inside: here’s a quick glimpse of the mudroom.

kitchen to butlery to dining room

Last but not least I feel like the garage deserves honorable mention. For anyone living in old Sagamore this might be the thing you’ll be most jealous of: a garage that two cars can actually fit in! It was no small feat.  Here’s where we started.

kitchen to butlery to dining room

A visit to the ARB and Board of Zoning Appeals later we were able to expand the footprint, reworking the roofline.  Looks 1000 times better and functions 2000 times better!

kitchen to butlery to dining room

And there you have it – a great little remodel in my neck of the woods for a great little (big!) family.

kitchen to butlery to dining room