A carriage house overlooking the Wissahickon Park is both dramatically detailed and industrial feeling. What was likely a storage shed or small garage became a kitchen in the fifties. It felt cramped and dark with awkward access through a mismatched butler’s pantry. Our clients wanted customized storage, two ovens, and a spot to sit with their coffee. We agreed to use graceful details that would dress up the industrial space without covering it’s rough edges.
The new kitchen is airy and neutral with the exception of a bright yellow custom hutch. Burgundy slate floors add a rich base and match original porch floors elsewhere in the home. We created a mass of deep storage and multiple appliances near the garden door which allowed us to open up the space to the butler’s pantry. Open shelves and stainless appliances brighten the back wall while brass hardware adds a warm touch. At the window, our clients can sit and enjoy coffee or push the stools out of the way for extra counter space.