We have a fabulous renovation of a shingle-style home to share with you today. It was carried out by aamodt / plumb architects: It is a kitchen and master suite renovation which transforms a rambling Cambridge shingle-style home into a modern gallery for artwork, artifacts, scholarly pursuits and family gatherings. Massive windows were used, along with raising the ceiling, to give the room a feeling of even more space. These in the corner fill the kitchen with light and almost make you feel like you’re outdoors.
The first floor kitchen was completely redesigned to reflect the homeowners’ interests, which combined both refined and rustic materials. The kitchen was gutted, ceiling lifted, and exterior wall opened up to the garden. A combination of high gloss cabinets, custom plywood and raw steel shelves and a concrete counter top gives the kitchen a modern but crafted feel. The exposed joinery of the shelving and cabinet enclosures reveal the hand of the carpenter and provide a wonderful setting for the collection of African bowls and primitive artwork that the owners display. A master suite was created in an area of the second floor that was a rabbits’ warren of small rooms and closets. The bedroom and sitting area was connected by a dressing gallery to a clean new master bathroom with wood enclosed tub bathed in sun from the skylight above.