When we arrived, this house looked like it had gotten drunk the night before and stayed up too late. Its cottage charm was masked by a tired color scheme, spindly columns, and a crumbling porch. Mikiten Architecture restored the house’s dignity. We turned the entrance sequence away from the busy street, doubled up square columns at the porch, and clad the base in stone. We custom designed the paint scheme, including formulation of the colors themselves.
The homeowners are masterful chefs and gardeners. We designed the new kitchen for entertainment, and added a breakfast room that connects to their lush backyard.
The new side porch arbor brought energy and interest to the side of the house, and the breakfast room addition formed a connection between the house and garden.
Our solution shows that you don’t have to have endless space or money to have a high-end experience. Using common materials (plastic laminate countertops, even!) this kitchen achieves class through details, such as a tall backsplash and ceiling vaults in the kitchen, which were inspired by an existing one on the front porch. Before the remodel it was just an anachronous detail. Afterward it became a hint of things to come once you got inside the house - even inspiring a curved island that makes traffic flow better.
Project: Single Family Addition and Remodel
Client: Katie Korzun & Geoff Gosling
Contractor: John Patterson Construction