Woodmoor Lane Carrara Kitchen
This couple met in Milwaukee’s Third Ward as young professionals. A marriage and a baby later, they purchased her childhood home from her parents. They wanted their new Brookfield home to reflect the urban chic nature of their beloved neighborhood left behind, while accommodating large gatherings and a growing family.
Carrara in the Kitchen
New designs centered around cooking as a family. The existing kitchen layout was reconfigured by removing a pantry closet and relocating the fridge to accommodate a new Wolf range. A commanding island with storage, seating, and a prep sink replaced the existing small island. Carrara Marble tops, Carrara subway tile, and a marble/glass Moroccan mosaic behind the stove combine with sleek grey cabinetry for an impressive yet functional workspace. Five-inch Acacia hardwood runs throughout the level and unify formerly disconnected rooms. An old desk space was removed and the opening widened between the kitchen and family room. A custom-built banquet was created to replace a kitchen table and create interest between the two rooms. A table was creates from a distressed Walnut top and a pedestal sourced from a local store.
Leaving the 1993 era golden-stained railing, balusters, and newels allowed us to save money but we brought them into the present by reforming the newel posts with new caps, added petite trims and painting the entire railing and stairs system. The family room mantel also received new paint, enlivening the colors in the existing brick and making the whole floor feel unified and chic.