It was time .
The 1960 metal cabinets, though now back in style, had begun to loose their paint and the appliances were only limping along.
The homeowner’s old family home had recently fallen victim to the airport expansion. They had salvaged all they could from the old house before demolition, creating a cache of beautiful old doors, beams, glass tiles, hardware, and knobs.
To create a kitchen in their Bloomington home that integrated these memory imbued items and their unique character with a modern, functional kitchen.
Working in collaboration with local cabinet maker Nancy Hiller, we designed a bright, yet cozy, space that provides both a bar and food serving area for guests and a convenient cooking area of professional quality. An open attic space above the kitchen allowed us to vault the ceiling providing a bright airy contrast to the dark complex quarter-sawn wood grains and granite below. New windows, doors and insulation make the space light filled, efficient and draft free.