Feinmann, Inc.
Design-Build Firms
Minimal Intervention contemporary-patio

Minimal Intervention

The owners of this Lexington home wanted to update their traditional kitchen with a more modern style while taking advantage of a favorite garden view and opening up traffic flow. An addition was not desired, so we needed to work within the existing footprint to the extent possible.

To achieve all those goals, the Feinmann team conceived a floating box bay that completely transformed the space with minimal intervention. The team reconfigured the kitchen layout, moving the sink and storage from the back wall to an island adjacent to the back door. With the back wall thus opened, they built a cantilevered box bay window comprised of floor to ceiling glass on three sides, suspended over the garden.

The bay enables an abundance of natural light to brighten the entire space and creates a focal point outside the room, in the garden. The room feels much bigger, brings the outdoors in, and offers an additional 30 square feet for the new, intimate breakfast table area.

In addition, the reconfigured traffic flow and island makes the entrance from the outside more generous and appealing, creating a useful transitional space rather than an abrupt entry into midst of kitchen. At the same time, the adjacent pantry space & laundry area was opened more to the kitchen, extending the feeling of spaciousness by linking the two spaces.

The look is open and airy, with modern minimalist design and crisp, clean lines. Natural materials - wood, stone, glass and ceramic tile - responded to the client’s desire for an updated look.

Photos by John Horner

What Houzzers are commenting on:

aqstoddard added this to Outdoor Oasis
May 18, 2014
Love the bump out!! Connects inside to out.
reykwon added this to bath remodel
March 30, 2014
floating - notice no angled top or bottom support
kimnkim added this to kimnkim's Ideas
February 26, 2014
Extended kitchen 4
barson added this to barson's Favorites
January 5, 2014
Box bay window
maggicoast added this to Small house remodel
November 11, 2013
Clever bump out, enlarging the kitchen. Great idea.
decogirl2013 added this to BAY WINDOWS
August 24, 2013
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June 10, 2013
Extended kitchen
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April 7, 2013
Memra Surles added this to bay window
March 18, 2013
box bay
jrdipiaz added this to kitchen ideas
February 16, 2013
Like windows
esterling added this to kitchen ideas
January 3, 2013
bump out.
highlandpeach added this to Exterior
December 19, 2012
Box Bay 1
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September 9, 2012
Doug Walter Architects/Godden-Sudik Architects added this to Bothell Ideas!
July 30, 2012
More transparent than I was thinking, but you get the idea of the idea taken much further!
digita1one added this to Sarbah's Patio Ideas
June 3, 2012
Basement window with gravel and plants near porch.
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May 20, 2012
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May 7, 2012
Box Bay
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March 8, 2012
Glass on back
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February 23, 2012
This window extension serves as a sunroom without the hassle of expanding the footprint and probably not requiring extra duct work.
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