What a blur it has been since September – we are so proud to have been recognized as one of the top 50 Remodeling Firms in the NATION by Remodeling Magazine. Looking back, it feels as though it has been ages and seconds since we began our journey. I am proud of what we have accomplished – I’m proud of our projects, I’m proud of our tenacity, and most of all, I’m proud of our team. I have the best team in the world and I couldn’t do any of this without them.
We have done a lot and we intend to do MORE! Specifically, more transformations and more giving back to our community. The best is yet to come.
So, in light of those objectives, I would now like to introduce you to the Kenwood Kitchen!
Built in 1903, this 3-story masonry structure features steep roof lines, a wrap-around porch, and showcases over 5,000 square feet of living space.Located in the historic Kenwood neighborhood, this property boasts the rich past – both ancient and recent – that Chicago’s south side has to offer.
I find this property intriguing because, at first glance, it immediately looks like a Queen Anne Victorian home; however, after further observation it becomes apparent that the building is brick. While the steep roof lines and bay windows lend themselves to the Victorian style of American homes, the masonry suggests an Italianate style which is also popular in the Kenwood/Hyde Park neighborhood among the mansions. Both of these styles reached the height of their popularity shortly before this home was built.
So, what is it? Your guess is as good as mine.
Our scope for this project includes the remodeling of the Kitchen including new cabinetry, appliances, lighting, and tile. We are also upgrading an existing Butler’s Pantry. Since this home was built over a century ago, the Kitchen is a small space compared to the scale of the residence because the Kitchen was primarily intended for servants’ use. The interior finishes and woodwork have been immaculately maintained throughout the home so our Designer has chosen to work with the existing Kitchen footprint. This means that we are embarking on yet another historic project which uses limited space to maximize impact. For this effort, we are fortunate to be collaborating with the renown Beverly Hammel.
…don’t blink or you’ll miss this one! The holidays are coming so we need to move quickly.
Here are the Before Photos:
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