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Golden Valley, MN
This midcentury home features glazing facing the wooded backyard and meandering creek. This renovation reinvigorated earlier additions and opened up the private kitchen to an open concept kitchen, dining, and living room.
The slat wall dividing the space was a structural necessity that also functionally separates the foyer from the kitchen while maintaining daylight and visibility throughout the home. The new flooring was milled from white oak grown in Wisconsin and custom finished with a low-VOC, oil-based stain. This was color matched in the island cabinetry which was built by the very talented James LaChance. The built-in kitchen wall is finished in bone with a solid-surface backsplash to match the quartz countertop. The window seat which replaced an old bay window was also wrapped with solid, rift-sawn oak to match.
An exercise in restraint with small flourishes in lighting and fixtures, the goal for this project was to elevate a simple design move to accommodate daily life and gatherings with family and friends.