To achieve the homeowners’ goal of updating and expanding their Lexington kitchen to include a long-desired, large professional range, a small one-story addition was designed and built at the rear of their 1990s Colonial-style home. Existing windows were replaced with sliding French doors to the deck and additional windows were added along the rear wall giving the family the extensive views and access to their backyard they requested.
While the floor plan essentially did not change, the Feinmann design team clarified the functionality by creating a distinct task and entertaining areas. White cabinetry by Showplace, new appliances, flooring and lighting making the new kitchen a striking contrast to the old one. One of the added features is a wine bar with Subzero refrigerator drawers. The large island countertop is Super White Fantasy polished quartzite with room for seating on one side and a prep sink and Wolf microwave drawer on the other. Perimeter countertops and the bar area are Antique Brown Leathered granite. The backsplash tile is Mat White by The New Yorker. The floor looks like hardwood but it is actually brown wood tiles, 6″ x 48″ rectangles by Sant’ Agostino. Pendant lights over the sink and island are Pelham Pendants in satin nickel. They work well with the Sub Zero bottom freezer refrigerator and Liberty Hardware bar pulls in polished chrome.
Although only 80 additional square feet were added to this kitchen, it provides ample room for the Wolf range, oversized island and a table that easily seats six in the space. By removing upper cabinets to the left of the kitchen sink, the windows and French doors provide a beautiful, uninterrupted view of the backyard and also add to the impression of spaciousness within the kitchen. Indeed, a deluxe home for a range.
Photography by Eric Roth
2016 EM NARI Gold CotY Award – Residential Addition under $200,000
Feinmann renovated our kitchen and master bath. From start to finish they exceeded our expectations. They were incredibly collaborative, creative, and concerned about ensuring our practical needs and aesthetic vision were met. They spent lots of time learning about our family, how we lived and what we wanted ( helping us when we were unsure or wavered). Because of these factors, design decisions, of which there are many during a large renovation, were not overwhelming. We actually enjoyed the entire process and the end result is exquisite. The Feinmann staff are high quality, friendly, and knowledgeable experts who sweat the details and really care about your experience throughout the process. We actually missed our lead carpenter and project manager when the renovations were complete!