This grand yet comfortable late 1990s house located in a sprawling neighborhood near The Forum in Duluth is a family home with growing young boys. The finishes have become dated the last few years; and, the Kitchen is no longer efficient. In fact, this family had outgrown the original Kitchen and greatly needed additional storage and space.
The new Kitchen provides a multi-functional area that fully utilizes available space and opens the room to adjacent Living and Dining areas. The space is now suitable for cooking, entertaining groups of children and adults alike, and a comfortable, functional space for this growing family.
An entirely new layout and all new finishes were provided. Walls removed at the Dining and Living areas to open up the Main Level. The existing hardwood floors throughout the Main Level were finished. The new, custom, maple cabinets feature a rich, mocha stain with an deep espresso glaze. The cabinetry is divided on adjacent walls in sections that wrap-around on main area to provide a cooking/prep area, Wine Bar, Library/Office, and pantry. The large, custom, island with walnut-stained wood top provides additional seating and work space with an olive green paint finish and bead board panels. The tumbled Travertine backsplash in "Noche", along with the granite top in Sienna Bordeaux lend a warm backdrop to the richer wood tones. In contrast to the lighter granite tops, the black soapstone farmhouse-style sink and dark, brushed copper fixtures (faucet, pot filler, and pendant lights) contribute a dramatic touch.
The new layout takes full advantage of the large, open space and provides a beautiful and family-friendly multi-functional environment.