Best of Both Worlds
For this original 19th-century home in Prescott, Ariz., the homeowners hoped to keep its historical charm while opening up the space and bringing in the essentials of a contemporary kitchen.
After taking down the walls that separated the living room, dining room and kitchen, the space immediately opened up and allowed for natural light to flow through the great room.
Along with keeping some of the woodworking and the brick wall, designer Christie Board of Prescott, Ariz.-based Board by Board brought in vintage touches to stay with the character of the home.
A fireclay apron-front sink pairs with honed leather granite for a matted look, which slants toward the traditional, but still is in style.
White Shaker cabinetry and a porcelain tile with a pillowed texture offer a current look with a vintage appeal.
One piece of taupe cabinetry gives the idea of a freestanding piece of furniture, which would have been ideal for the home at the time it was built.