This client purchased a duplex in all of its original and outdated glory and wanted to remodel it to incorporate his modern design ideas and European taste. Our challenge was to fulfill his desires within the guidelines of residential building code, the confines of the dated balloon-framed structure and original trim aesthetics. The kitchen and breakfast area were altered to incorporate a new rear hallway and new guest powder room. In addition, the general bath was remodeled and flooring was replaced and refinished in the front and rear stairwells and throughout the rest of the unit.
This kitchen has Jet Mist Granite countertops, Retro Classic Flair Cobalt Blue ceramic backsplash tiles, checkerboard pattern Royal Blue Marmoleum flooring, Stainless Steel appliances, and Tebebuia (Brazilian Cherry) cabinets. The various colored materials create contrast and provide an unexpected warmth and interest within the sleek space. This interior is tied together by stunning color and extensive architectural detailing, European fixtures, and selective material use – which created dynamic focal points throughout the various rooms.