• Mid-Century Modern
  • Mid-Century Modern
  • Mid-Century Modern
  • Mid-Century Modern
  • Mid-Century Modern
  • Mid-Century Modern
  • Mid-Century Modern

Design Challenge

What started as a simple project to repair a leaky greenhouse window that had been poorly built, ended up as a more holistic refresher to the living spaces, kitchen and bathrooms. Remodeled in the 1980s with an art deco style, the home was previously owned by a very tall couple who had the countertops made two inches higher than standard making it really hard for the new owner, a petite woman to prepare food. In addition, the new owner needed calm, clean-lined sanctuary from her busy work life.

Before Remodel

Before remodel

Solution

BOA was able to assess the style of the house and integrate the new owners style in a clean understated way. The warmth of simple teak cabinetry and attention to details like the handmade pulls help take the cabinets out of the realm of standard storage and into the world of fine furniture. With a simple island and open shelf cabinetry, the kitchen is redefined as a comfortable living space.

Project Rendering

Project rendering

Detail Highlight

Using a neutral palette for walls and fixtures, the owner was able to highlight her personal style and bring more attention to her artwork which is featured on the walls.

Categories:
Residential
Location:
Oakland, California
Contractor:
R. Scott Johnson Building Co.
Photography:
Kevin Berne Images
Year Completed:
2011
Style:
Mid-Century Modern