A much-needed kitchen, family room and bathroom addition is beautifully blended into the existing structure of this historic Shawnee home.
The owners of this well-maintained historic home in Shawnee desperately needed an addition to make space for a new kitchen, a laundry and a first floor bathroom. The challenge was to gracefully blend the new 1,000 sq.ft. addition into the existing structure and have it appear as if it had always been part of the home. This challenge was accomplished by properly-scaling the project to fit the structure, repeating the design elements from the home on the addition and using historically accurate materials. These include custom-cut rafter tails, historically accurate trim details, fir porch ceiling and copper gutters all working together to create a timeless appearance.
The new interior was carefully designed to blend the owners’ wish for contemporary style with the classic character and charm of a 115 year old home. The open kitchen and family room incorporate a cozy sitting area with an entry off the newly expanded porte-cochere, an access to the back patio and a spacious modern kitchen. The kitchen has custom made and painted cabinetry with large crown molding, quartz counter tops and backsplash, built-in Thermador appliances and LED cabinet lighting. Just off the kitchen is a laundry and pantry area with ample storage in floor to ceiling cabinets. The new bathroom and basement stair access are off the beautifully renovated dining room. The ADA accessible bathroom has a striking zero clearance tile and glass shower, tiled accent wall and fully automated toilet with remote control.
Other features of this project include new wide plank hand- scraped oak floors, a gas fireplace with marble surround, a full 9’ basement below the addition, new HVAC system, on demand gas water heater, whole house generator and an updated electrical system.