NKBA 2013 Kitchen: Modernism Rediscovered

This kitchen, housed in a midcentury-modern, post-and-beam gem, was remodeled in a manner that both retains and builds upon its original charm.

Photo By: Photo Credit: Suki Medencevic

Photo By: Photo Credit: Suki Medencevic

Photo By: Photo Credit: Suki Medencevic

Photo By: Photo Credit: Suki Medencevic

Photo By: Photo Credit: Suki Medencevic

Modernism Rediscovered

A dash of charcoal, bright turquoise and red Formica colors and linear cooktop arrangements suggest styles typical of the postwar modern era.

Modernism Rediscovered

The center section of the dropped ceiling was opened up to expose original beams and a long row of charming, tilt-down vents.

Modernism Rediscovered

Architectural restoration of rare 1940s plywood, a two-bay breakfast area, refurbished "boat cabinets," and a modernism-inspired sculpture contribute to the kitchen’s vintage "wow" factor.

Modernism Rediscovered

Going well beyond simple ordinary kitchen fixtures, the "alkalizer" water niche with mini sink offers a modern sculptural accent.

Modernism Rediscovered

In another distinctive period touch, the bouncy cork flooring invites visitors to step into the 1950s.