Classic Inspiration

We have done multiple renovations over the years with this family. The first renovation was the kitchen, finished in 2020. The kitchen had plenty of storage, but it was limited in counter space and felt very closed off to the living area. By removing the storage wall, we were able to make space for a very large island. We added storage capacity back in with cookbook shelves and hidden cabinets at the island kneespace plus a tall pantry pod. We kept appliances and plumbing in their original locations. The beautiful Lacanche range was the inspiration for the bronze tones in the lighting & plumbing fixtures and cabinet hardware. Swapping some closed upper cabinets for wood shelves by the sink added to the open feeling of this space. The light-filled kitchen now feels like part of the main home and benefits from the views beyond the Living area.

The second renovation, finished in 2022, brought the remaining spaces in the home up to the style level of their lovely kitchen. The Den had a large rustic corner fireplace which dominated the room and made it difficult to furnish. The new fireplace wall created space for the owner’s bookshelves and furnishings. The Den’s materials were selected to blend in with the adjacent kitchen and great room. The lower floor was refreshed with new finishes, plus we replaced the t-bar ceiling with drywall. For the three Bathrooms, we kept the plumbing locations as-is, but changed the fixtures and finishes for a fresh new look. New lighting throughout, including illuminated mirrors, made the spaces much brighter. We also added two new sun tunnels in areas without natural light.

Interior Design and Construction by Ellenwood Homes
Kitchen Photography by Kathryn Gardner (KDG Photography Studio)