Collection by Miyoko Ohtake

D House Kitchen Renovation


In 2009, just as architectural designer Chris Greenawalt and his wife, Danielle, completed remodeling their Seattle home, Danielle received word that she was heading to Boston for her job as a research scientist for a pharmaceutical company. They closed the door of their Washington home, handed over the keys, and drove cross-country to Massachusetts. The door they opened there presented another much-needed remodeling opportunity.

To see images of the project, please visit the slideshow.

Before relocating to the second-floor, 950-square-foot unit in a traditional Boston brownstone, Chris (picture here...
The existing kitchen had been remodeled in the mid-1980s and "had been pretty hastily done," Chris says.
Chris's original design consisted of only the island, which houses two Fisher Paykel dish drawers as well as a 24-inch...
Chris removed the existing cabinets, microwave, oven, and stove from the cutout in the kitchen and filled it in with...
Chris completed the project in April 2010, just six weeks after construction started, with the help of friends,...
The element that makes the kitchen pop is the built-in spice row.
To access the spices and the cabinets above, Chris added a Putnan rolling library ladder he purchased at Restoration...
Chris painted the partial wall (above the Vigo Industries sink and Cifial faucet) in Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint.
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