In-Town Family Home
The convenient in-town location of this house did present some challenges – local zoning regulations, consideration of the neighbors during construction, and designing a house that was new and updated, but that also fit in with its surroundings. We worked closely with the Town to ensure we were in compliance with the local zoning ordinance. To help minimize disruption to the neighbors, we built the shell of the house using pre-fabricated panels, which allowed us to get the bulk of the structure of the house erected in about a week. And, to help the house fit into the neighborhood, the gable end of the house faces the street, the long axis of the house, and the 4-car garage are barely visible from the street, and we used traditional, but updated, vernacular for the architectural style.
The homeowners found some beautiful pendant lights to use above the kitchen island, and chose cabinet panels on the fridge to streamline the cabinets. Photo by Domus, LLC
Large windows over the kitchen sink bring wonderful south light into the entire kitchen. Photo by Domus, LLC
The beautiful "fantasy Brown" granite countertops provide great movement and interest, but with a neutral palette that works really well with the other materials in the kitchen. Photo by Domus, LLC
The kitchen is open to the dining area, and living room, which provides plenty of space for entertaining, and keeps everyone connected. There's a smaller Den, behind the kitchen, that provides a quiet space to read or watch TV, and can also be put into service as a ground floor bedroom (with a nearby, private, bathroom). Photo by Domus, LLC
We included one cabinet that goes down to the countertop, with an awning style retractable door, for storing some often used small appliances in a convenient, but out-of-sight, location. Photo by Domus, LLC