montclair kitchen RenovaTion and mudroom addition

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Inspired by time spent living in London, England, the current owners expressed their preference for a modern kitchen within a traditional home. 

 The kitchen details (pre-renovation) were incongruous with the traditional details of the house

The kitchen details (pre-renovation) were incongruous with the traditional details of the house

By reorganizing the space, we were able to create a kitchen with two islands—one for cooking and one for dining. We accomplished this by relocating the laundry from the kitchen to the basement.  Additional space was captured by including the original mudroom as part of the kitchen area and designing custom doors for the arched opening in the exterior façade. 

 View of the mudroom doorway and arched doorway to the exterior.

View of the mudroom doorway and arched doorway to the exterior.

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The previous owners of this home had disregarded the historical style of the house when they added a Plexiglass solarium to the kitchen. Clawson Architects developed exterior designs more consistent with the original style and period of the home.

 House exterior prior to renovation, with Plexiglass solarium; kitchen breakfast area within the solarium

House exterior prior to renovation, with Plexiglass solarium; kitchen breakfast area within the solarium

The existing aluminum and Plexiglas solarium that was used as breakfast area was re-envisioned as a mudroom.

 Home exterior, post renovation.

Home exterior, post renovation.

 Exterior detail: view of the mudroom 

Exterior detail: view of the mudroom 

 Exterior detail: custom-designed arched doors

Exterior detail: custom-designed arched doors

 Exterior detail: mudroom entry door

Exterior detail: mudroom entry door

"I have repeatedly found them [Clawson Architects] to provide the highest level of detail and customer service. I would highly recommend their services." -Brinton Brosius