What a difference thoughtful design makes! While our clients (a busy family of four) initially came to us for a new kitchen, we learned there was more to the story. Working closely with this family we began to understand the many ways in which their existing spaces did not function as well as they could for them. The renovation became both an aesthetic and functional overhaul of the main floor of the house. Without changing the footprint (size) of the house, the spaces feel larger and work better as a result of the new design. The kitchen was relocated to the corner of the first floor where it is directly connected to the family room and dining space. Careful space planning allowed for the addition of a walk-in pantry, larger mudroom and a separate powder room and laundry room. A consistent palette of light, neutral colors creates a bright, cohesive and welcoming series of interior spaces. The new kitchen features custom maple cabinets and gray quartz countertops.
Finish materials are being installed inside this modern Vermont house and it is great to see the interiors coming to life. The floors are Ipe, a Brazilian walnut, with a dark ebony stain. This Ipe has a beautiful, earthy richness with a surprising amount of color and variation. The interior spaces are flooded with natural light which now glows as it is reflected off the colorful floors. The white walls and ceilings add to this affect, reflecting the light back into the spaces. The custom-made walnut cabinets are being carefully fitted into place throughout the house now as well. (Thanks to Mark and Louie for their great work on these.) Shown here are some images from the kitchen (where the wall oven, cooktop and refrigerator will be) and the master bathroom (featuring a floating vanity cabinet). Check out more images of this modern house here.