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Kenwood Revival

Rehkamp Larson Architects


  • Builder Choice Wood Cos., Builder

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3,100 sq. feet
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This 3,100-square-foot Georgian Revival home received major surgery to bring its good masonry bones up to contemporary living standards. Maintaining the gracious 1918 central stair hall and living room, the designers gutted the rest of the main floor and created a new open kitchen that connects to an enlarged dining room and wholly reimagined breakfast nook.

New custom cabinets and millwork throughout the renovated spaces maintain a traditional paneled style, infused with industrial nuances. These include floor-to-ceiling glass tile walls and custom metal cabinet valances, shelves, range hood, and island legs.

The breakfast nook maintains its original footprint in the northeast corner of the home, but built-in bookshelves now offer a more formal connection to the kitchen while a bench seat lining the exterior wall gives the family of five comfortable, informal seating.

The rear of the home was reconfigured to provide a better entry sequence from the garage, along with more useful spaces. A screened porch was enlarged and, using a conservatory glazing system, now brings more sunlight into the renovated kitchen.  — Edward Keegan

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