Old-World Honesty: Modern Remodel of a French-Tudor Home
A strategic layout and choice materials transform a dated kitchen into a highly functional and social space
Synopsis: Interior designer Summer Thornton describes a kitchen and bath remodel in a French Tudor-style house. By bringing the screened-in porch into the house as conditioned space and getting rid of the separate pantry, she was able to tie the kitchen’s work zone to the social zone and add more space to enjoy views. The addition of a French range in painted brick and brass-plated steel angle frames set into the walnut doors and drawers are particularly eye-catching features of the new kitchen. The dated master bath was made more modern by using the slanted ceiling as an architectural feature, with wood on the outside of the shower enclosure and tile on the shower ceiling. The article includes detailed floor plans of the remodeled kitchen.
For years, our client Neil had driven past the French Tudor-style house in Bloomington, Illinois, that he now calls home. Its storybook charm wooed…