Moving from the city to the suburbs, this young family needed a home that worked the way they did: open, free-flowing spaces and a big, efficiently-designed kitchen with plenty of room for entertaining. Like many suburban homes, the house they found had good bones and a great back yard, but the interior was designed for a different era, divided into several closed-off, single-purpose rooms. In partnership with Drzal Architect and Hanson Fine Building, we helped re-design and re-energize the space with new cabinetry to create a clean, modern space that the family is delighted to call home.

In the kitchen, we unearthed some of our favorite reclaimed American redwood to make a bold statement with the cabinetry. Using flat panels and integrated handles on the cabinet fronts, we allowed the redwood’s extraordinary grain and depth of color to speak for itself. We even snuck in a custom-designed spring-loaded wine rack that kept the bottles easily accessible but stylishly hidden. Adding in a large white island with an integrated bookcase alongside the peninsula with bar seating and additional cabinet storage created a dramatic simplicity that met the family’s needs as well as their aesthetic.

In the tight bathroom space, we built a full-width white oak vanity using a clear finish to high-light the deep grain of the natural wood. A matching white oak half wall and full-height glass panel beside the tub helped open up the small space while tying the room together.

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Modern home with Kitchen, Engineered Quartz Counter, White Cabinet, Wood Cabinet, Recessed Lighting, Undermount Sink, and Light Hardwood Floor. Custom cabinetry using Reclaimed American redwood with integrated pulls. Photo  of Wayne ResidenceView Photos

Custom cabinetry using Reclaimed American redwood with integrated pulls.

Modern home with Kitchen, Refrigerator, Engineered Quartz Counter, White Cabinet, Wood Cabinet, Light Hardwood Floor, Recessed Lighting, and Undermount Sink. Clean and open kitchen using high gloss white in combination with reclaimed American redwood Photo 2 of Wayne ResidenceView Photos

Clean and open kitchen using high gloss white in combination with reclaimed American redwood

Modern home with Kitchen, Wood Counter, Engineered Quartz Counter, White Cabinet, and Light Hardwood Floor. Integrated Custom island book shelf, made with reclaimed American Redwood Photo 3 of Wayne ResidenceView Photos

Integrated Custom island book shelf, made with reclaimed American Redwood

Modern home with Kitchen, Refrigerator, Engineered Quartz Counter, White Cabinet, Cooktops, Wood Cabinet, Light Hardwood Floor, Recessed Lighting, and Undermount Sink. contrasting high gloss quartz counters with reclaimed American redwood cabinet fronts Photo 4 of Wayne ResidenceView Photos

contrasting high gloss quartz counters with reclaimed American redwood cabinet fronts

Modern home with Kitchen, Refrigerator, Engineered Quartz Counter, Wood Counter, White Cabinet, Wood Cabinet, and Light Hardwood Floor. Custom spring loaded wine rack made with reclaimed American redwood  Photo 5 of Wayne ResidenceView Photos

Custom spring loaded wine rack made with reclaimed American redwood

Modern home with Kitchen. Before Renovation Photo 6 of Wayne ResidenceView Photos

Before Renovation

Architect
  • Drzal Architect
Interior Design
  • Kole Made
Builder
  • Hanson Fine Building
Photographer

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