This 1915 Birmingham home suffered from a dysfunctional first floor layout, which included a poorly placed powder room and no room for large groups to gather around. By re-locating the powder room near the foyer, we were able to create an open kitchen with a 3’8 ½” x 7’ 5 ½” island centered on a gourmet Wolf cooking area. Additional benefits included a larger powder room with a window and extended foyer, giving the home a much grander entranceway. The homeowners’ favorite attribute was a gorgeous walk-in pantry, highlighted with opaque glass doors, a beverage center and quartz countertops.
Although the home is in its 100th year, the owners wanted to create an updated urban style reflective of their downtown location. The new styling, while sleek and contemporary, kept a traditional feel with a paneled door styling, crystal chandeliers and an updated glass version of subway tile. The finishing touch was a built-in bench seat in the nook with a harvest table that can be expanded to seat up to 10 guests.