Historic Kitchen Expansion 11 photos

This 1906 three-story Colonial Revival home's kitchen and added-on family room didn't serve the homeowners lifestyle. They wanted to make both spaces feel like one big room, but the 18" thick structural brick wall stood in the way. We opened up the wall which is now supported by steel posts and beams and wrapped in quarter-sawn oak to blend with the home's existing woodwork.

Historic Kitchen Expansion

Matthew Kocourek

Historic Kitchen Expansion

Matthew Kocourek

Historic Kitchen Expansion

We removed the brick wall to create this opening to the family room. The new steel beam is encased in quarter-sawn oak and trimmed to match other casing throughout the house. Photographer Matthew Kocourek

Historic Kitchen Expansion

Matthew Kocourek

Historic Kitchen Expansion

Photographer Matthew Kocourek

Historic Kitchen Expansion

Photographer Matthew Kocourek

Historic Kitchen Expansion

Photographer Matthew Kocourek

Historic Kitchen Expansion

Photographer Matthew Kocourek

Historic Kitchen Expansion

Photographer Matthew Kocourek

Historic Kitchen Expansion

The new steps from the family room to the garage are designed with safety in mind. The stair nose is finished in a darker stain to give a visual cue and the stair light illuminates the steps. Photographer Matthew Kocourek