The main living level of the owner’s home was a full story above their pool, and they wished a more convenient and gracious connection to that lower level. The kitchen also showed the wear and tear expected from constant use by an active family of five and two St. Bernards. The home was published in Fine Homebuilding magazine.
The existing kitchen was expanded just 5-1/2 feet, making the room large enough for an island. New french doors open out to a deck that looks down onto the pool below.
White cabinets, trim and beadboard, multiple windows, French doors and glass fronted island cabinets make the kitchen feel even more spacious.
The island is embraced by four piers that provide not only the necessary structural support but also sponsor glass front upper cabinets that open to both the kitchen and breakfast area. In addition there is a new home office area.
A new deck off the breakfast room provides a place to enjoy coffee in the morning. The stair connects the main living level down to the pool level.
Enclosing the deck support structure in lattice makes it part of the house and provides a place for pool storage. (The widest lattice panel is a door.) New French doors at pool level improve the light into the lower level recreation room.