to a rancher turned craftsman.
The poor, under-utilized and under-lit kitchen from the original
vintage 1960 house needed a complete new life. What better
way than to raise the roof, improve the layout, give additional
cabinets and counters, dial-up the quality of light and give
the family of four a new heart to their home.
Since the couple had a preference for Arts and Crafts, colors
and textures were employed that evoked the craftsman period.
Functionality for today’s lifestyle comes from the use
of granite along with two colors of concrete countertops,
glass tile backsplashes, halogen ambient and task lighting
throughout (dropped 8 feet from the 16 foot high ceiling)
and commercial chairs.
Local artists, such as the one who created the art glass door
inserts provided a very personal feeling in a potentially
technical kitchen space. Views and access to the rear patio
and deck complete the transformation.