Original architecture meets modern functionality in a serene setting


When tasked with remodeling this original 1950's kitchen in a beloved family home, I wanted to make sure that the space remained true to both the architecture of the Seattle Craftsman style, as well as to the intentions of the people who were going to be using it. 

While the rest of the house had been updated piecemeal during the family's years there, the kitchen was the last remaining holdover and was severely lacking in storage and space (it was a classic galley kitchen with one end being almost entirely taken up with a porch door, plus a little-used dining room separated by a wall).

We knocked down some walls and wound up creating a calming, open space that focused on functionality, storage, and a mix of natural materials to offset the stainless steel appliances. The home is surrounded by lush greenery, and it was important to bring a bit of that inside. Custom live-edge floating shelves in gorgeous maple from Northwest Custom Woodwork imbue an earthy warmth, while stunning green hand-glazed tile in Kiwi from Fireclay Tile adds a bright and cheery accent behind the stove wall. 


Photography by Andi Buescher Photography