This young couple moved into this beautiful Baltimore City home that is full of the unique character and style of the 1920’s to enjoy the conveniences of city life with the beauty and charm of the Guildford community. As they make updates to the home, they are careful to keep within the historic preservation requirements, and so enjoy the efficiency and simplicity of a transitional decor blended with unique style and architecture offered of the early 1920’s. Their first update was a kitchen remodel. The kitchen’s inefficient use of space was changed by incorporating the historic butlers pantry into the overall light and airy design. In keeping with the historic style of the home the servants staircase was kept and offers the homeowners an easy access to their second floor. An impacting change was made when dark antiquated cabinets were replaced with light gray and white cabinetry. The new island showcasing a glass cook-top gives a smooth look as it blends with the beautiful granite counter top. Stainless appliances, including the sleek and modern exhaust hood add a reflective appeal to this open and inviting design.
Comments From the Interior Designer
I have worked with Owings Brothers Contracting and Owings Home Services as an Interior Designer on many projects, hired by Owings directly or independently by the client, and this, as usual, was a joy to be involved in! The client and I had a vision of retaining the charm and quality of this beautiful but neglected old home and Owings made our vision and dreams a reality. They respected the client’s budget, have wonderful people working for them (Owings employs their craftsmen for years) and were conscious of the young couple living through this extensive remodel – the work site was kept as clean and tidy as possible. The final result is as beautiful as I hoped and perfectly livable for a modern young couple and fits perfectly into it’s elegant and historic neighborhood.