Feinmann, Inc.
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CONNECTING SPACES traditional-kitchen


Our clients struggled with the fractured layout of their traditional Tudor style home in Weston MA. Typical for the time period in which it was built, a series of unconnected rooms and a kitchen too small for the gathering of the family or entertaining guests was literally cramping their style. The homeowners were seeking to reimagine the space, making room for larger gatherings while maintaining the intimacy of separate individual spaces. A truly collaborative process between the homeowner and our design team resulted in a blending of formal and casual design transforming the space into a bright and flexible living area that allows for both cozy family dinners or a party for a crowd.

To open the fractured space, the Feinmann team removed two walls between the kitchen and the family room. A bright, casual dining area with functional built-in seating anchors one end of the room. Upgrades in appliances and ample work surfaces make this a true cooks kitchen. The painted cabinetry along the perimeter of the kitchen keeps the space feeling bright while the rich, dark brown lyptus wood cabinetry on the island adds warmth and contrast. The black walnut bar invites guests to linger while keeping them out of the busy cooking area.

Sunlight, pond views and an elegant raised coffered ceiling in the seating area off the kitchen create a cozy place to relax, take in the view of the pond or catch a game on the new custom wireless audio flat screen television. What was once a divided floor plan is now a truly connected space thanks to the ingenuity and vision of the Feinmann design team.

Photos by John Horner

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pbhucko wrote:
Love the wood floors! What color are they and what kind of wood?
   Comment   November 12, 2013
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Hi & thanks for your question. The floors are custom milled red oak with a polyurethane finish.
November 13, 2013 at 11:29am   
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dfogarty wrote:
Kitchen and Den Ceiling Height and Room Dimensions - Hello. Beautliful rooms. You did a fantastic job here. Could you possibly tell me the ceiling height in the kitchen (over the island) and the dimensions of the kitchen work area and den? Thanks very much.
   Comment   February 4, 2013

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