From Brunch To Bar


Several years ago, the owners of this 1940s cape in a Boston suburb were ready to purchase a larger new home. Instead, they undertook a major renovation of their beloved current home. The clients had originally hired us fourteen years earlier to re-design the existing kitchen and again, four years later to consult on a major addition and remodel. We were thrilled when they asked us to take on the final renovation.

We modernized and rearranged the layout of the first floor of the home, guided by our clients’ desire for a “wow” kitchen and butler’s pantry. We moved the Family Room to a seldom used deck, which allowed us to relocate the kitchen to the center of the home. We repurposed the former kitchen space into a gorgeous and functional wet bar, and still had room to add a pantry closet, pet feeding station, and more square footage in the dining room.

We placed white, custom inset cabinetry at the kitchen perimeter and used natural pecan accents on the floating shelves and hoosier. The pecan island is finished in a semi-transparent frost with a dark grey glaze, and the butler’s pantry brings the drama with its walnut construction in a custom dark blue stain. A stunning quartzite backsplash mixes with countertops made of quartzite, marble and Caesarstone– materials that are as beautiful as they are functional.

Only memories remain of the original, quaint home. With patience and vision, the homeowners got their dream home without ever having to move.


It is amazing what is possible. Let’s have a conversation about your home and the space you’d like to transform. We look forward to speaking with you.