The client had recently purchased this thirty-year-old traditional split foyer home for its convenient location and beautiful landscaping, patio and Sunroom.
She desired to open up the Living, Dining, Kitchen, and Foyer areas to each other and to the existing Sunroom to achieve a more open contemporary look and to be able to easily enjoy the Sunroom and views of the back yard.
With two bearing walls and the need to maintain wall space for Kitchen cabinets, we created arched openings over counter areas and large cased openings where walls could be removed but a beam was needed. The wall between the Kitchen and Dining Room, along with the Pantry and the Coat Closet in the Foyer were completely removed. Numerous deep drawers in a generous island replaced the pantry. A large arch-top window was installed above a new clear glass French door and new sidelights.
A custom-made plexi-glass rail with trim to match the flooring was utilized, and to enlarge the landing area at the top of the stair, the Kitchen island curved in an arc of glass block acheiving both openness and a contemporary look.