Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel + Addition

This kitchen addition and renovation transformed an outdated space with a centrally located wood stove and underutilized rear porch into an expansive luxury eat-in kitchen, with adjacent butler’s pantry, custom shaker-style cabinetry, and high-end appliances. Expanding from the kitchen, the addition increased the family’s living space, which was enhanced with the farmhouse-inspired project.

Farmhouse island

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Newburyport, MA

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The custom cabinets were designed with upper ceiling-mounted, glass pane shadow boxes to display ceramic family heirlooms, while custom storage solutions were included in the design of the oversized island with a reclaimed chestnut countertop. In recognition of the historic home’s period finishes, the interior trim and coffered ceiling were matched with custom two-piece molding and burnished antique brass hardware and pennants were selected to complement historical features in the home while balancing the homeowner’s southern charm.

The addition was built to expand the living space and storage within the home, and add connected living quarters for extended family. Utilizing the historic home’s unique features and original finishes, many period pieces were re-purposed in the new space, while details such as a curved wall were added to pay homage to the historical home’s period. The in-law suite offers ample living space with a shared mudroom entryway, which expands into the kitchen, provides patio access, and includes coffered ceilings and custom reclaimed heart pine flooring.

Photography by Glenn Livermore Photography