Friday, April 29, 2011

Sunnyside Neighborhood Bungalow: Architectural Heritage Center Kitchen Revival Tour XIII, April 16, 2011

By the time I got to this house, it was raining so I don't have an exterior shot, but I managed to get several of the kitchen.

From the line crossing the countertop to the bottom of the photo, the surface is a drop-down counter.

From the booklet: When this couple bought their Sunnyside Bungalow, the remaining original kitchen cabinetry was heavily painted and topped with red Formica. Ten years later they were finally ready to take on a kitchen renovation. In 2010, they partnered with Chris Wisdom who shared their vision of a modern functional kitchen. Taking inspiration from kitchen tours, architecture books, and the homes of friends and neighbors, their "kitchen revival" is truly befitting of this workingman's bungalow.


From the booklet: Nook benches feature under the seat storage, a shallow wall houses a spice rack, swing-up doors hide the microwave, and a drop-down counter adds extra space as needed.

From the booklet: A period Hoosier is echoed in the sliding panels of the hutch, and the deep window sill over the sink matches an existing one in the front room. A new cabinet where the chimney was located became a "California Cooler," but with bins ventilated into the basement rather than outside. (I didn't ask where the California cooler is, though.)

A mix of colors and materials, including a Marmoleum tiled floor, dark grouted subway tile, and soapstone counters near the sink give the room a casual, lived-in feel. Recycled fir from an old Portland trolley stop on the counters and in the nook matches the floors in the rest of the house.

Here you can see the floor, beneath the stereo cabinet. They're beautiful.


Halcyon said...

Really nice details.

Jim Klenke said...

I love all of the unique details and things these houses have. Each one I see I want.