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Creve Coeur, MO Modern Kitchen in a Mid-Century House

A 1960 split-level flat-roof mid-century modern home in Creve Coeur was creating a bit of cramp for the growing family of 4 (soon to be 5). They needed more usable space as well as an updated kitchen. Mosby designer Jake Spurgeon advocated knocking down the two walls that separated the kitchen from the dining and family rooms, thus creating a huge open space that better suits their lifestyle.

One of the walls being load-bearing required the installation of a massive steel beam. Once the Mosby production crew had it in place, work on the new kitchen began. After installing all new flooring across the now-open area, the new kitchen took shape.

It’s a thoroughly modern kitchen that boosts the authentic mid-century modern architecture of the home. Flat-front maple cabinets and white Cambria quartz countertops are sleek and sophisticated. The white cabinet center island with bar sink and oven has a unique feature: a “floating” upper deck of deepest blue marble, providing a futuristic feel echoed by the planetary pendant lights orbiting above it.

There’s more kitchen storage and far better use of space, including a laptop desk with bench seat tucked into the kitchen proper. There’s a natural flow from kitchen to the dining area to the family room, and there’s even a section reserved for the kids’ play area directly across from the island.

It’s a dynamic and welcoming space that looks sharp as all get out!
Country: United States
Zip Code: 63141
Others who worked on this project: Jake Spurgeon, AKBD, Becky Trent
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A 1960 split-level flat-roof mid-century modern home in Creve Coeur was creating a bit of cramp for the growing family of 4 (soon to be 5). They needed more usable space as well as an updated kitchen. Mosby designer Jake Spurgeon advocated knocking down the two walls that separated the kitchen from the dining and family rooms, thus creating a huge open space that better suits t...More
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A 1960 split-level flat-roof mid-century modern home in Creve Coeur was creating a bit of cramp for the growing family of 4 (soon to be 5). They needed more usable space as well as an updated kitchen. Mosby designer Jake Spurgeon advocated knocking down the two walls that separated the kitchen from the dining and family rooms, thus creating a huge open space that better suits t...More
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View from the sitting area into the now-open spaces of a 1960 split-level flat-roof mid-century modern home in Creve Coeur. Load-bearing walls were removed to create an open plan. Once the Mosby production crew had a steel beam in place, work on the new kitchen began. Photo by Toby Weiss for Mosby Building Arts
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View from the sitting area into the now-open spaces of a 1960 split-level flat-roof mid-century modern home in Creve Coeur. Load-bearing walls were removed to create an open plan. Once the Mosby production crew had a steel beam in place, work on the new kitchen began. In the dining portion is the Crystorama Palla 8-light chandelier. Photo by Toby Weiss for Mosby Building ...More
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The new kitchen is now open to the rest of the public spaces of a 1960s mid-century modern home in Creve Coeur, MO. With flat-panel Showplace cabinets and a limited, neutral palette, the space is thoroughly modern, yet respects and amplifies the mid-century lines of the home. The addition of two skylights brings more natural light into the remodeled modern kitchen. Photo by T...More
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The island is quite the showpiece. Made from the same Showplace flat-front cabinets but with a white finish, it houses a beverage refrigerator and microwave oven drawer. A showstopping feature is the floating upperdeck of Volga Blue Extra granite, suspended on custom-fabricated diagonal steel legs. The 3 pendant lights floating above it are Crystorama Pella. Photo by Toby We...More
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Detail of the kitchen island. Made from the same Showplace flat-front cabinets but with a white finish, it houses a beverage refrigerator and microwave oven drawer. A showstopping feature is the floating upperdeck of Volga Blue Extra granite, suspended on custom-fabricated diagonal steel legs. The prep sink is Moen Etch. The countertop is Cambria quartz in Brittanicca. Photo...More
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A view from the desk in the kitchen, looking out over the newly open public spaces. The backsplash is Anatolia Tile + Stone Soho Convex Loft Porcelain honeycomb in White. All appliances are Jenn Air, with a vent hood by Zephyr from the Luce Wall Collection. Photo by Toby Weiss for Mosby Building Arts
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A work space is tucked into one end of the modern kitchen, with a generous window surrounded by the backsplash tile: Anatolia Tile + Stone Soho Convex Loft Porcelain honeycomb in White. Jenn Air refrigerator and double wall ovens. Photo by Toby Weiss for Mosby Building Arts
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The ribbon window above the sink is the only thing that remains of the original kitchen of this 1960 mid-century modern home. Showplace Milan maple cabinets with a nutmeg finish and Atlas Skinny Linea pulls. The backsplash is Anatolia Tile + Stone Soho Convex Loft Porcelain honeycomb in White. All appliances are Jenn Air, with a vent hood by Zephyr from the Luce Wall Collecti...More
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One side of the space creates an open boundary between kitchen and dining. Showplace cabinets have LED underlighting, and plenty of easy-glide, pull-out tray drawers of varying sizes to perfectly hold everything. Photo by Toby Weiss for Mosby Building Arts
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The island is quite the showpiece. Made from the same Showplace flat-front cabinets but with a white finish, it houses a beverage refrigerator and microwave oven drawer. A showstopping feature is the floating upperdeck of Volga Blue Extra granite, suspended on custom-fabricated diagonal steel legs. The 3 pendant lights floating above it are Crystorama Pella. A built-in desk ...More
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On the refrigerator end of the U-shaped kitchen, next to the bench-seated work area is even more Showplace cabinetry This is the pantry with easy-glide, pull-out tray drawers of varying sizes, with room to grow! Jenn Air appliances. Zephyr vent hood from the Luce Wall Collection. Photo by Toby Weiss for Mosby Building Arts
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