The clients' original request was to convert the existing dining room and kitchen in this Greek revival residence into an up-to-date bright and functional Kosher kitchen while still maintaining the character of the home. To do this we had to remove walls, open doorways and introduce architectural elements such as the two archways so that at the end the kitchen feels as if it was placed into the existing building.
Rather than one large island it was decided to separate it into two to improve flow. We also built in a small butler's pantry as a transition/storage area to what is now the new dining room.
The breakfast room is also the pantry which incorporates a hidden flat screen television and water cooler dispenser. The critical part was gaining as much natural light from the west facing wall as possible.
The cabinets were hand painted and glazed on site. This was done so that we could coordinate the trim work, millwork and cabinet finish.
This project went beyond a typical kitchen installation and relied heavily on the expertise of the craftsmen and women to achieve the final results.