From a wider perspective, it's easier to see how Kay and Hooff seamlessly blended the kitchen addition into the home's existing features, per the clients' wishes. To pull it off, the antique glass passage knobs on the arched double doors match the originals elsewhere in the house. Gaze through the door to observe that the fireplace is surrounded by reclaimed brick and a plaster mantle. The reclaimed French oak floors continue into the room as well. Above the fireplace, a custom mirror enlarges the feel of the space.
The foyer presented one of the condo's biggest design challenges. "The foyer is an odd shape and designed so that you looked right into the kitchen when you first entered the unit," says Kay. So she and her team relocated the kitchen entrance to the back, closer to the dining area. "This gave us a more inviting foyer and a wonderfully spacious kitchen pantry!" Kay says.
Kay's team also created an enclosed hallway with arched doorways at each end. This space doubles as an art gallery for the owners' collection, with room to grow. Another thoughtful aspect of the foyer redesign hid the utility closet door, so the focus remains on the art.
A grand entrance is created by an arched doorframe with double doors. A vintage rug covers the neutral tile, ushering guests into the moody foyer just beyond the door. A white console table sits against one of the walls with an ornate mirror and decorative accents resting on top.
Double doors open to the wine cellar, where stone walls keep the owners' collection at the perfect temperature. A chic chandelier not only brightens the space, but also draws attention to the arch of the ceiling.
Renovated architectural details provide beautiful historic flair in this traditional estate entryway. Between the two arched doorways, exposed beams overhead visually divide the crisp, white ceiling with a covered entry table beneath. Antique double-paneled doors open up to the traditional dining room with an ornate chandelier.