The owners of a Deck house in Concord sought Feinmann’s design/build expertise to renovate the existing kitchen with more storage and updated appliances, and to improve the connection between the kitchen and dining room. Additional work included replacing the leaking roof, renovating the master bath, a new design for the fireplace/pellet stove, and creating a homework area within the great room.
The clients liked the open floor plan of their Deck house but sought to update and unify the design. One element was to add hardwood flooring to match existing hardwood floors throughout. Another solution included removing the back stairs to the basement from the dining room and creating an opening in the wall between the dining room and kitchen. The “interior” window serves as a pass-through and resembles the windows in the kitchen and dining room in size and shape.
Built in 1968, the Deck house needed new insulation, water proofing and a new roof. One skylight was replaced and another added in the renovated master bathroom shower. The master bath features a new vanity with double sinks and a Caesarstone surface in Pure White, beautiful glass aqua tiles on the shower walls, new tile flooring in the shower and bathroom and new fixtures. Several new light fixtures were added throughout the house as well. One of the coolest features of the shower are the Klus strips of LED lighting that illuminate the tile. The wing wall shared by the shower door wall and vanity wall is in New Yorker mat white 4″ x 12″ ceramic tiles.
Modern Kitchen Makeover
The kitchen layout remained mostly the same with the addition of a new island (replacing the existing peninsula). The door from the kitchen to the laundry was closed and that wall now contains a Miele induction cooktop, Dacor vent hood, Subzero refrigerator and Miele wall ovens from their ContourLine (one is a combi steam-oven). A Sharp microwave drawer is in the island which also accommodates seating. The countertops and island surface are Haze by Caesarstone and the white sculptural backsplash tile is OXO from Porcelanosa. The cabinetry throughout the house is from Greenfield. The kitchen is in quarter-sawn Ceylon rosewood.
Finally, the homework area includes new Greenfield open shelving with a desk in sequenced flat-cut walnut. The beautifully re-clad fireplace with Norstone Rockpanel in Charcoal. The stone veneer panels are installed over the existing brick to give the space an updated yet natural appearance. On top of the hearth is a piece of textured Dekton.