The goal was to create an open, updated kitchen, mudroom entry and powder bath for this 1927 Albany home. With two young children, the homeowners wanted informal cooking and dining areas to better suit the family’s lifestyle, while incorporating design elements more reflective of the home’s Colonial Revival roots. By carefully removing interior walls and relocating the kitchen and powder bath, Teakwood was able to enlarge and update the most popular gathering places and add a mudroom with storage.
Detailed millwork was added throughout to match the existing trim and to replicate the period moldings, columns and paneling found elsewhere throughout the home’s interior. The thoughtful use of finishes – such as the custom cherry cabinetry and natural stone countertops – helped this new family-friendly space to live large while respecting the home’s original integrity.