This past spring someone reached out to put me in touch with a friend’s daughter looking for an internship. Well, I’d never had an intern before so I didn’t know quite what to think! A short 8 weeks later and I can’t believe she’s already gone. There were dozens of things I’d been pushing to the back burner that I just never seem to get around to. She knocked out a ton, but unfortunately the list continues. And one of the oldest items on the list is to finally share with you all one of our most impressive projects to date. It was completed back in 2019 but never too late to share, right?
Before diving into this project, let me rewind to the very beginning. Several months before I began working here a realtor connected Jim with a New York couple moving to Brookside. They flew in, met, and handed us the keys to transform their sleeping porch into a master bathroom. You can read about that project here. But below is a sneak peak of the afters from that master bathroom.
The remodel was a great success so we were thrilled when they called us back a few years later to tackle the kitchen. Everyone knew that they’d eventually gut the space but it took a couple of years of living there with their three children to really understand the flow of the house and how they’d want to approach the expansion. Here are a couple pictures of the before.
And then the after….!
Never shy to do things right, this couple enlisted the help of some all star players. Among them, Susan Smith Designs in Texas, and Phill Crum here in Kansas City. Together with Jim and our longtime Project Developer Pat Muller they managed to draw up quite the renovation on this nearly 100 year old French Normandy home.
Profile Cabinets knocked it out with their inset cabinetry and Carthage Marble came through in a big way with this green quartize. Hello. Go bold or go home, right?
I’m not going to pretend that we at Scovell tend to stick to what we know: building materials that we’ve used forever and design staples that have proven their enduring beauty. So we were a little shy about figuring out how to incorporate steel windows and doors throughout. But, man, the project just wouldn’t have been nearly as complete had they done something standard here.
Hard to quite decide whether the windows or the green quartzite win the ultimate prize. It helps that the hood was recessed into the soffit so as not to distract at all from the view.
Lots of details on this project. The arched top of the wine and wet bar cabinets. The floor to ceiling wallpaper. Marble flooring in the mudroom. A lot to behold!
It’s not that often that you get to participate in a project where the clients have exotic taste and a love enough for design that they’re willing to go all the way. So this was a real treat to get to build for this sweet family.