University City Century Home Kitchen
Designed by: Marcia Moore
The new owners of a stately century home in University City had lovingly updated everything—except the kitchen. Our task was to create a state-of-the-art kitchen that still felt true to the past. As with any older home, however, there were a lot of unknowns and potential pitfalls to consider when designing the new space. One of the scariest, in this case, was what was lurking above a hideous drop ceiling. Luckily, we found a soaring 14-foot tall space unimpeded by HVAC, plumbing or electric! That gave us lots of room for gorgeous custom clerestory glass cabinets and a new coffered ceiling. A custom porcelain floor that mimics marble and wood anchors the space, highlighting the play between light and dark in the cabinetry. There was also a huge hallway that provided enough space to add a powder room and even a butler’s pantry, right off the kitchen.
Photos by: Michael Jacob