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Minneapolis, MN

Objective:

To remodel the kitchen of this historic and elegant co-op to accommodate the husband’s love of cooking and entertaining.

The Challenge:

To retain the authentic feeling of the building, the ornate plaster ceiling, and the integrity of the paneled walls of the dining room.

The Solution:

By removing the wall between the dining room and kitchen, the clients created an elegant and open space; yet, they retained a sense of separation with a countertop-to-ceiling glass buffet. Adjacent to the buffet is now a stunning pedestal base beneath a semi-circular granite-topped eating area. An extensive appliance garage now conceals numerous countertop appliances, and a second range offers culinary options. A newly plumbed gas line and venting accommodates a professional Wolf range – gas ranges being unusual in this older co-op building. The inset door style of the cabinets complements the paneling in the dining room, maintaining the authenticity of the rooms and the elegant, historical atmosphere of this home.


 

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