In this 1927 Prairie style home, the intent of the design was to take advantage of the unique architectural quirks, and incorporate quality craftsmanship into a comfortable layout. Located in West Village, Detroit, which is listed on the US National register of historic places, this small kitchen begged for a renovation. The homeowners, in love with living in the city of Detroit, desired much needed storage and a hip trendy look.
The staircase into the kitchen could have easily been demolished clients less enthused by its charm. Fortunately, everyone involved in the project shared the common goal of making it work with the layout. The railing was replaced by a skilled craftsman from Renaissance Restorations, Inc, and custom cabinetry was designed to fit within the corner and provide a functional layout and storage.
The homeowner desired a farm sink in the corner, which was simply not possible given the size restrictions. The concrete countertop fabricator, Andrew Ward of Line Studio Detroit, an artisan in his craft, created a custom integrated sink and drainboard that far surpassed an ordinary farm sink.
Hand painted cement tiles are the showstopper in this kitchen and run through the hall and entryway to the home. Champagne bronze and copper accents tie it all together for a stylish statement.
- Awards: 2017 Detroit Home Design Awards – Third Place in “Kitchen Under 200SF” category
- Featured in January 2017 issue of Detroit Home Magazine