Designed in conversation with the owners of this near-pristine 1950s ranch home, these cabinets are faced with curly birch. The ceiling, floor, and veneered walls are original. Cabinets have hand crafted pulls of natural cherry.
The doors of the upper buffet cabinet are glazed with fluted glass that echoes the original architectural glass in the house’s bathrooms. Counters are locally quarried limestone.
Interesting footnote: Because the base of the original cabinet built into this buffet area had a slightly larger footprint, I had to fill in an empty area using original extra 8-by-8-inch tile. As you can see, the original color was quite different from the aged color, which has apparently been yellowed by decades of exposure to UV light and floor wax.
This kitchen was published as part of a whole-house feature in Old-House Interiors.
Photography by Kendall Reeves, Spectrum Studio of Photography and Design