The owner of this historic landmark rescued it from the verge of demolition. The previous owners envisioned condos in its place, but the new owner and fellow residents persuaded local officials to deny the permit to tear it down. And a gorgeous period-inspired kitchen remodel followed.
Kitchen construction in 1912 didn't include cooking ventilation. A new custom stucco hood (with a vent cleverly hidden in the soffit) provides a modern convenience and pays homage to the home's Craftsman style.
Make a Splash
Below the custom-built hood is a recessed backsplash niche decked in diamond-shape tiles that complement the room's color scheme. Together with the hood, it creates a subtle yet elegant focal point.
In keeping with the kitchen's historical Craftsman design, paneling that matches the surrounding cabinetry disguises the refrigerator and two freezer drawers, blending them in with the surrounding textures.
Get in the Zone
Food storage and appliances coexist on this wall to minimize footsteps during meal prep. A pullout basket to the left of the freezer drawers provides stylish storage for onions and potatoes.
Stacking the built-in cappuccino machine atop the stainless-steel double oven creates a cohesive look. Owning the splurge-worthy appliance is like having an in-house barista -- without the daily charge.
Include a Garage
An appliance garage built flush with the counter keeps the slow cooker and blender a short slide away. When not in use, the appliances and outlet hide behind a pull-down door that matches the surrounding cabinetry.