This project is the
renovation of an 1840 home in an historic area of Massachusetts. The
project focus was a remodeled kitchen, which included the removal of an
interior partition to create an “open plan” concept for the
kitchen/dining area. The purpose was to relieve the cramped atmosphere
of the previously separate rooms and to update the kitchen fixtures and
appliances. As with many historic homes, initial demolition uncovered
structural damage that required the expertise of a structural engineer.
Some of the repair required salvaging some original structural materials
to match the existing material. In addition, all electrical, plumbing,
heating and lighting systems had to be replaced. The crisp, clean
details of the rebuilt kitchen and bath were successful in hiding the
discrepancies and inconsistencies of the original 1840 structure,
resulting in an attractive and functional twenty-first century
environment, while preserving the period feel of the timber frame.