A spacious 80’s townhouse in Lincoln Park suffered from a cramped poorly designed kitchen area. We reinvented the space to take full advantage of the home’s open floor plan. By removing a small partition and an ill-conceived peninsula, we were able to open up the kitchen to the rest of the living space. The new island allows for a free flow of traffic into and around the kitchen, more in keeping with the architecture of the home.
The living room featured a sad and mostly forgotten fireplace. What should have been a focal point was instead a jumble of pieced together painted drywall sections. We reframed the fireplace and the wall above to create a monolithic column, covered with a rugged ledge stone, rising more than 10 feet to the ceiling. With a simple tile hearth and some new doors, the fireplace now commands the center of the space with a strong clean masonry element..