Kitchen Renovation Opens First Floor of 1930s Belle Haven Home

September 18, 2017 | Master Baths, Master Carpentry, Renovated Kitchens

The view into this renovated kitchen in Belle Haven is from a dining room entrance twice its original width.

The existing kitchen was closed off from the rest of the floor, its only entrance from the dining room. Creating an open floor plan required relocating the home’s back door and all appliances and cabinets, and demolishing a rear bay window. The foyer now connects to the kitchen through an opening opposite the new back door, creating much improved circulation.

Elegant, double French doors that open out to the screen porch replaced a small door from the screen porch that opened in. A cabinet with wine bar sits neatly in a corner that was once blocked by the range. In addition, a wrap around counter allows more natural light from the rear of the house into the dining room (on left).

A rear second floor addition provided space for a luxurious new master bath, with walk-in closet, his and her sinks, and a large tiled shower with glass door. Here, a Carrara marble countertop is paired with porcelain floor tile.

This Arabescato basketweave polished tile floor gleams under Lightolier recessed lighting. Larger Arabescato tiles on four walls also shine. Polished nickel hinges hold the Starfire glass frameless glass enclosure of this luxurious shower.

On the exterior, a copper roof and gutters on the new addition pair beautifully with the existing slate roof.

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