Modern Old-World Kitchen

Modern Old-World Kitchen

This kitchen resides in a 1920s schist stone home right on the edge of Philadelphia’s Wissahickon Park. The homeowners for this project absolutely love their older home and the rooms that branch off from this kitchen, including a mud room, pantry, breakfast room and formal dining room. While this finished space still exudes traditional, Old World charm, it also now features plenty of wonderfully modern conveniences at the same time. They include:

  • A thoughtful layout
  • Custom-painted bespoke cabinetry with soft-close hardware, easy-wearing slate countertops, and plenty of space for prepping and cooking meals when the extended family gathers for the holidays
  • A small, multi-purpose, custom-made table that can be used to do everything from serving morning coffee to carving a Thanksgiving turkey — and then easily moved out of the way when not in use
  • A double oven: one for baking, one for roasting … without commingled flavors
  • A modern, easy to clean, sealed burner cooktop
  • A ventilation system
  • Beautifully repurposed fir flooring
  • Appropriately layered task and overhead lighting
  • Fuss-free finishes that are easy to maintain and will last for years to come
“I hope you can tell we are very very pleased with the kitchen! The design is exactly right: the things you talked us into, you were right. The things you listened to turned out right too. And I love that the faucet is perfect, with about 30 seconds thought on my part. No baking yet, but the dinner prep we’ve done has had a nice flow to it. There’s a place for everything, and we’re not bumping into each other. The colors work too….

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