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Home Location : Minneapolis, MN
Home Built : 1925
Photographer : Adrienne Page Photography

Summary :

For this kitchen, we designed and built handmade maple cabinets with cherry wood accent stripping with art deco curves at the ceiling, corners, and islands end. The countertops are Brazilian Black granite and texture was created with matching black granite backsplash tile and inlaid mosaic art deco tile.


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Scope & Objectives

The kitchen remodel is a showcase of natural materials; from the rear entry vestibules honed gray slate floor, to the handmade maple cabinets with cherry wood accent stripping. Flat panel leaded-glass doors are softened by the art deco curves at the ceilings, corners, and islands end. The curving contours of the Brazilian black granite countertops echo the rounded corners of the custom cabinetry, which offers stylish & plentiful storage linking the stainless steel appliances. Texture was created with inlaid mosaic art deco tile and black granite backsplash tile.

The most important features in every area listed above were that the materials, design, and finishes were selected and installed to match this homes original 1925 Arts & Crafts build. In a collaborative effort, cabinets and surfaces were made in the Art Deco, Art Nouveau style personally accented by the owners’ collections of antiques, stained glass windows, and retro furniture. The challenge was to blend the above home style and owners collectable styles in a manner that would deem it artistic and refreshingly diverse

Extensive Architectural detailing was employed throughout the home in the process of reconfiguring rooms, removing walls and creating arches. One example is that the arches into the music room, and trim were constructed to match the existing homes character and the installation of new 1 ¼” red oak stained hardwood flooring demonstrates continuity throughout all the new and affected rooms.


Challenges

This 1920’s Arts and Crafts home was too small for this newly extended family. The kitchen had been haphazardly remodeled sometime in the 1950’s and had extremely dated amenities and fixtures as well as a poor functional layout. The remaining home and unfinished basement and bland rooms were just too small and didn’t allow for all the family activities, nor was it a true reflection of their interests. Therefore, we added a side stucco family room addition, large master suite addition with ¾ bath with private walkout patio, performed a full kitchen remodel, and made various other 1st and 2nd floor alterations by removing walls and adding archways, storage, a powder room, and custom railings. We also designed and added custom fireplace surrounds and built-ins in several rooms and finished the basement family room with a gas fireplace. A 2nd floor dormer addition for a full general bathroom and relocation of the rear stucco garage with potting shed addition rounds out the list of overall work performed.


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