The clients were moving from out-of-state to a house in Lexington that was previously expanded by two ill-conceived remodeling projects, adding square footage but creating disjointed spaces. The most recent addition was a rusticated sunroom abutting the backyard pool area. The rooms were stacked up like boxes, one behind the other.
The goal was to create a floor plan that graciously created a natural flow between the spaces including an enlarged kitchen, eating area and family room. To do so, the Feinmann design team removed the wall between the existing kitchen and family room; and the wall between the family room and sunroom. Two steel beams were installed to reinforce the structure. The kitchen was enlarged into what was previously the family room. A breakfast niche was created out of part of that space. By rearranging windows and walls, Feinmann successfully integrated the additions and unboxed the rooms.
The kitchen features an island with storage and seating. The island surface and perimeter counters are polished Fiji White quartz. The backsplash tile is Glazzio Carnival Series, Hazy Serenade. The cabinetry is from Greenfield: flat panel doors and drawers of maple with a natural finish. Sleek under-cabinetry LED tape lights in aluminum extrusions with white diffusers provide excellent task lighting. New appliances include a 36” Wolf transitional induction cooktop with a stainless hood by Today’s Kitchen, SubZero refrigerator, Bosch microwave drawer, Miele Combi-steam oven, ContourLine convection oven and Futura Line dishwasher. Another focal point of the kitchen is the lighting fixture by Hubbarton Forge – Switchback pendant- over the island.
The refinished wood floors unite the remodeled kitchen, eating area and family room. New casement windows and a glass door to the patio and pool area contribute to the new sense of cohesiveness in the space, tying the kitchen, eating area and family room together. The end result is an unboxed vision for today’s contemporary style of living.
Overall, my experience with Feinmann has been easier than I expected it would be. All [of the staff] are very helpful, friendly, and incredibly competent; Tammy, AnD and Eric are all exceptional.