“Our goal was to make the kitchen look like a seamless continuation of the rest of the house with as many original features as possible,” the homeowner explains. The couple didn’t hold back; custom beams—each weighing upwards of 500 pounds—were painted by an artist to match the home’s striking living room ceiling. Windows and French doors were handcrafted in England to mimic those installed in the 1920s, and the black-and-white tile was replaced with wide wood planks to complement the rest of the flooring.
What the space lacks in size it makes up for in function. Storage abounds in the heart of this home—pots and pans reside in the island, and open shelving displays treasured pottery and a few well-used cookbooks.