Though the kitchen is newly renovated, the designers used warm wood cabinets to help it complement the home's Tudor architecture. A large island gives the owners plenty of room for meal prep and entertaining.
Built in 1891 in Evanston, Illinois, the house showcases the Tudor Revival style of architecture. The inside has received respectful modern upgrades over the years to keep the kitchen, living areas and seven bedrooms comfortable for today's needs.
The designer removed most of the wall between the dining room and kitchen resulting in an 8 foot cased opening, making the rooms feel and work as one. The crown molding above the cabinets was continued around the room.
Designs were nearly complete when the homeowners raised concerns about the existing below-grade garage. The driveway was so steep that they had never parked a car in it. They decided to fill the driveway, bury the existing garage and construct a new three-car garage to be built on a diagonal to the existing house. The angle creates a connecting space that becomes the laundry room and mudroom, providing access to the family room, garage and rear yard.
The backyard of the HGTV Dream Home 2014 at nightfall showcases full-wall windows, a stone chimney and stone patio flooring illuminated beneath the exposed beams by the interior lights filling the tall ceiling.
This elegant dining room is furnished with a oval wood table, fabric-covered high-back chairs, patterned drapery and a low-hanging chandelier. Crown molding, damask wallpaper and a floral-shaped ceiling medallion add architectural interest to the space.