Aamodt/Plumb Architects were hired to transform a rambling Cambridge shingle-style house into a modern gallery for artwork, artifacts, scholarly pursuits and family gatherings. The kitchen was gutted, ceiling lifted, and exterior wall opened up to the garden. A combination of high gloss cabinets, custom plywood, raw steel shelves and a concrete countertop gives the kitchen a modern, but crafted feel. The exposed joinery of the shelving and cabinet enclosures reveal the hand of the carpenter and provide a wonderful setting for the African bowls and primitive artwork collection that the owners display.
Massive windows were used, along with raising the ceiling, to give a feeling of even more space. The hallway is lined with high gloss white cabinets on one side, for storage. At the other end of the hallway is the master bathroom. The bedroom and sitting area was connected by a dressing gallery to a clean new master bathroom with wood enclosed tub bathed in sun from the skylight above.