pre-war dream

James and Richard got the classic pre-war home they always wanted, even if you’d never guess that every molding and even the fireplace are new (it’s a gel-based unit set into a mantel and “chimney” we built).

The super-narrow kitchen is saved by the use of an under-counter fridge and a play of high shelves to make the space feel as wide as possible, while the custom cabinets squeeze storage into every available nook, including a shallow spice cabinet tucked up against a ventilation column. Sliding doors and open shelves along the aisle avoid what could be a head-banging experience for these two tall gentlemen. The need to have a through-the-wall air conditioner  conflicted with the desired sink placement by the window. The solution? We built a sink base that completely disassembles in case the AC ever needs replacing.

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