Vintage Modern Kitchen
Traditional details tie a functional, modern layout to a century-old house.
Synopsis: The kitchen in this 1918 Seattle house was typical of its era: dark, bare, and separate from the rest of the house. In her renovation, architect Nicole Starnes Taylor added an arch to the main entry, enlarged the entry from the dining room, and blended traditional and industrial details to fit a modern kitchen in a century-old house.
Homeowners Jennifer Sargent and Matthew Cazier envisioned a light-filled kitchen with a clean-lined, modern aesthetic that still reflected the grace and charm of their 1918 house in the center of Seattle. Such a kitchen would welcome family and friends with sunlight and views to the garden. Its simple layout would be an inspiring backdrop for cooking and a welcome change to the existing kitchen’s blend of outdated details.
Typical of kitchens a century ago, the existing room was dark, bare, separated from the rest of the house, and depressing. Although the cabinets…