Vaulted Modern Kitchen and Den

 

Before

This home reminded me of the seventies house where I grew up in Princeton, New Jersey. I love the angled, roof-to-ceiling windows in the den and living rooms. The kitchen, however, was as dated as they come and in no way capitalized on the stunning, lakefront view. In spite of the fairly large space, it was difficult relax in and there wasn’t even enough space for a breakfast table. The den too reflected the eighties, and in spite of the gorgeous view through the windows, had a drab feel. We added about twelve feet to the kitchen and installed nearly-wall-length windows to bring the lake view into the room. It necessitated tearing the roof off to change the pitch, so we took advantage of the opportunity to add skylights. Adding floor-to-roof stone on a new fireplace/entertainment wall, flanked by floating shelves, we modernized the den with theater sound and lighting, creating an AV closet to hide the equipment. The original kitchen had a separate area for a professional indoor grill. The homeowners loved it, so we utilized the space but upgraded everything.