As a builder, it was a pleasure to work with homeowners who have vision, foresight, trust and patience. We embraced these qualities when we collaborated with the owners of this meticulously restored, historic home to produce a kitchen with a life of its own. Using a unique blend of architectural styles (late Victorian, Craftsman and Art Deco) we were able to fuse the distinctive workmanship of the 1800's, with state-of-the-art appliances, and other modern enhancements in a vibrant and playful manner. Taking our cues from the lines and forms of the Deco lighting fixtures and the home's original woodwork, we (together with the homeowners) designed and created our own transitional style of moldings. The challenge was to develop this blend of styles without being too "clever". The simplicity of the Shaker style cabinetry enabled us to segue easily from style to style in a manner which flows effortlessly. This blend of styles, combined with black granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and bamboo flooring has brought our collaborative vision to life.
Shelly Harrison -