This project is all about establishing connections: The existing first floor kitchen of this beautiful Point Breeze home, like that of many Pittsburgh homes, was visually remote from the rest of the house. We removed most of the existing first floor walls and installed an all new kitchen. The completed project features unobstructed views (and passage) from the kitchen to every first floor room. A new many-windowed study connects the kitchen to the living room and to the garden. The kitchen itself is now predominately defined not by its walls but rather by means of a panel-clad ceiling.
This project does not shout. The new architecture fits in easily not only with the original Craftsman style architecture; but also with the first renovation of the home completed by modernist, Mike Marcu back in the 1960’s. We were fortunate to work with skilled Pittsburgh contractor and friend-of-the-owner, John Cummings.