Retail Observer

March 2020

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MARCH 2020 RETAILOBSERVER.COM 13 continued on page 32 When our clients decided to remodel and add onto their historic house, they were invested in honoring its well- known architect. Our main design objective was a kitchen that suits modern family life and fits stylistically within the historic context of the house. Other priorities included increasing natural light and connectivity to the backyard and celebrating the cooking area (destined to house a 48-inch range affectionately named "Stovezilla") as the central focus around which family and friends would gather. Everything you can see in the photographs was designed by us. The centrally located kitchen sorely lacked natural light. We moved the kitchen to the rear, and an all-glass breakfast room addition is now the only thing separating the kitchen from the backyard. The two spaces are separated by glass-fronted cabinetry, allowing sunlight to warm the new kitchen. We designed the locally fabricated light fixtures, and the pale-green tile was custom-glazed in a color that echoes the green tones in the quartzite countertops. Throughout the project, cabinet and millwork details were drawn from both the historic parts of the house as well as other works by the original architect. This project was a balancing act between respecting the house, the busy modern lives of its owners, the dark and formal front-of-house interiors, and the desire for bright natural light. THIRD PLACE / LARGE TRADITIONAL KITCHEN David Heide, Allied ASID, Associate AIA David Heide Design Studio, Minneapolis, MN Co-Designers: Brad Belka, Michael Crull, Allied ASID Photography: Chad Holder, Chad Holder Photography Dishwasher: Asko, garbage disposal: InSinkErator, range/ oven/wall oven: Wolf, refrigerators: Sub Zero, ventilation: Custom steel and brass hood, cabinetry: Frost Cabinets, countertops: Labradorite, faucets/fittings: Newport Brass, flooring: clear birch, lighting: custom, sinks: Shaw's Original, tile: Revival Classics, windows: Marvin

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