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Cherished Wellesley Kitchen

Meyer & Meyer, Inc.

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  • John I. Meyer, Jr. AIA LEED AP
  • Laura Brooks Meyer, IIDA
  • Interior Designer: Kate Maloney

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Built in the 1930's, this Wellesley, Massachusetts home was originally designed with gracious living areas, but the kitchen space was dark and limited. The design team was challenged with reconfiguring the plan to enlarge the kitchen for a more convivial family cooking experience with modern appliances while enjoying exterior views of the newly landscaped pool terraces. The existing kitchen and two exterior walls were completely removed; the original office space was combined with the butler's pantry and kitchen to create one spacious eat-in kitchen. Cherished original bricks from Boston’s Historic Old North Church were salvaged from a kitchen wall and given a new home in the reconfigured butler's pantry. All energy efficient appliances gave the owners the custom function and "green aspects" they were seeking. These energy efficient appliances were selected and centered on the kitchen. The Wolf Range (#DF486C) is flanked by windows opposite a generously sized island, allowing for easy access to the adjacent Sub-Zero Refrigerator/Freezer (#BI-48S/S). A below-counter Wolf Warming Drawer (#WWD30) is at a convenient height. The Butler’s Pantry accommodates a Sub-Zero Beverage Center (#UC24-BG/O.) These particular appliances give the owners the custom function and energy efficiency they were seeking. A new changing room and powder room were also added to provide a connection to the new, landscaped pool area. The owners are very happy with their bright new kitchen and look forward to many pleasurable dining experiences with family and friends.
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