This kitchen was a remake in a historic house in downtown Raleigh, which had previously been converted to a multi-stall bathroom for state offices. The windows were re-opened and walls re-framed to allow for electrical outlets to modernize to code. An old radiator was removed to allow re-opening of the door to the screened back porch. Space was tight for today's modern kitchen, so an island peninsula maximized the workspace.
Yes, it was actually a multi-stall bathroom! Shot taken from same doorway view as other picture after remake.
Library with solid fir beams in coffered ceiling add warmth and coziness to the tall ceiling. Heart pine floors along with cherry cabinets and stone/tile fireplace surround compliment adjoining timberframe home and assure warmth even when fireplace is not lit.
Attention to detail is critical when working with a timberframe home. One of the most challenging aspects is working cabinetry around the framework and getting a coherent, pleasing effect from the juxtaposed positioning. Design, construction, and interior design of this home was by Art of Design/Natural Homes, our design-build-design firm.
Unlike many master bath designs today with the open feeling and large window over the bath, I envisioned a warm, spa-like environment, with natural light filtered thru glass block, enhancing the space but keeping you inside, wrapped in the warmth of wood and soothing tones.
Custom railing and view to kitchen's interior stone archway. The dark stains break up the huge space and give definition without darkening the mood.
Powder room with hidden tv mirror, pebble accents, custom hand-painted wallcovering, and floating vanity
Parlor/bar with yacht flooring and nautical theme overlooks the ICW.
Custom bar cabinets include an inset compass rose in the mahogany bar top.
Red accents give pop to the neutral surroundings and added bookcases give area to display books and treasures
Warm tones and bright accents welcome visitors. Red ottomans can easily be brought into the living room for extra seating.