what if we . . .
Built in the 1930’s and lived in by one family for almost 50 years, this house suffered from neglect and poorly done renovations during the 1980’s. One such renovation was an uninspired kitchen remodeling that replaced a vintage fireplace with inferior quality cabinets, countertops, appliances and finishes.

The existing kitchen, dining and sunrooms were gutted and opened up to allow for a large and informal family space. The new kitchen is located in the old dining room space, the doorway between the old dining room and living room is closed up to create a quiet library / living room, and the old kitchen has been melded with the old sunroom to form the new family room. The decision to move functional areas was the result of our asking “What if we…?” These questions were followed by quick sketches and analyses of the advantages and disadvantages of each scheme. In this manner we provided a design solution that suits our family’s living patterns.
In 1999 this project was recognized by the Deerfield Historical Society and was featured in Kitchen Trends magazine in the Spring of 2003.

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