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    North Kingston House

    The owner of this contemporary residence in Rhode Island grew up in this house, which was designed and built by her parents in the 1970s. Thirty years later, married and with a young family, she moved back to the house and undertook a sensitive remodeling of the kitchen and family room areas, updating finishes and appliances, and creating a warmer and more open and integrated space to serve as the renewed core of family life.

    Ruhl Walker Architects designed an elegant and inviting kitchen of warm grey oak cabinetry.  The design features coordinating granite countertops, and an array of integrated appliances. The new kitchen cabinetry was designed to be seamlessly integral with existing ribbon windows and a new floating fireplace, blurring the lines which formerly separated the kitchen, breakfast room and family rooms into isolated events. Adding deep drawers, pull-out pantries, and even a concealed workspace for managing the family calendar, the Arclinea cabinetry provides more storage than before, even after the removal of large and bulky cabinetry that had hung over a kitchen island, blocking light and views.

    A new island is now a bright furniture-like piece, elegantly wrapped in durable and stylish white granite, and featuring highly efficient storage, along with a prep sink and disposal. The kitchen is carefully designed to serve the needs of one or two serious cooks, a room full of friends, or the more frenetic pace young children.

    Location  

    North Kingston, MA

    Completed  

    2007

    Photography  

    John Horner Photography

    Kitchen Design  

    In Collaboration with Arclinea Boston

    AWARDS  

    Chrysalis Kitchen Remodel Award
    Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence, 2009

    PRESS  

    The Boston Globe Magazine
    September 2010
    The Big Island