Irvington Tudor – Gourmet Kitchen & Master Suite Remodel
We remodeled the kitchen and added a master suite with walk in closet and master bath in this 1927 Irvington home.
The homeowners were fed up with their cramped kitchen and small original “master” bathroom that had long ago lost its “original” charm.
White melamine cabinets with oak banding were not exactly fitting for a stately 1920’s Tudor. In addition, the galley-size kitchen had an awkward L-shaped layout and often acted as a passageway between the nook and an unnecessary hallway.
To give this space a solid identity and create a better overall configuration, the hallway walls were removed, and the kitchen and nook were combined into an open 280-square- foot eat-in kitchen. Traditional mahogany cabinets lend richness and increase storage threefold, while the Typhoon Bordeaux granite on the counters and backsplash is sleek, yet retains a period appropriateness. The cork floor is warm, soft underfoot, and sustainable. In the eating area, new French doors lead to the backyard and a magnificent custom hutch serves as a pantry, radiator cover, and display area for colorful ceramics.
Upstairs a small office/bedroom was converted into a master bath with all of the amenities the homeowners requested: his-and-her sinks, a recessed toilet, a walk-in shower, and a tub. Mahogany cabinets and clean-lined light fixtures mounted on a framed vanity-length mirror imbue elegance evoking 1930’s glamour. The existing serviceable, but uninspiring, bathroom was transformed into a walk-in closet. Functional and light-filled, what would have been a simple passage connecting the bathroom to the master bedroom was enhanced with a new custom mahogany armoire topped with three new windows.
Working within a conservative budget, intelligent design paired with wise, creative material and fixture choices brought classic beauty and a high-end aesthetic to this remodeled kitchen and master bath. No longer places to simply pass through, both now invite one to linger and stay awhile.