Arts & Crafts Remodeling

This original state-of-the-art kitchen, pantry, and family room replaced a worn-out and poorly designed kitchen cut off from the rest of the house. The result is modern and fresh while fitting comfortably with the Arts and Crafts vocabulary of the original interiors. Working within the existing footprint of the house, a generously appointed kitchen with black basalt counters and white oak cabinets, stained to match the original woodwork, replaced the outdated 1980s orange laminate kitchen. Organized around two islands – one for eating and prep, the other as a kids table or bar – the kitchen seats up to 10 for casual dinners. The adjacent pantry eliminates the need for most upper cabinets and allows for more windows along the perimeter of the kitchen. The millwork was updated through the use of modern light fixtures and appliances and by mixing stainless steel with wood. The kitchen is connected to the family room by a pair of pocket French doors and to the dining room by pivoting doors set into a thickened wall allowing for greater flexibility during parties or events.

Project Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Project Type: RemodelingKitchenPets

Project Team: Laura Cayere-King, Assoc. AIATodd P. Hansen, AIA, CID, Partner

Photography: Adan Torres

Of Note

Black Basalt countertops. Pocketing French doors. Modern interpretation of traditional Arts & Crafts elements.


  • Residential Architect | April 2013
  • Custom Home Magazine | April 2013
  • Star Tribune AIA Home of the Month Award | March 2012
  • ASID Award - First Place | October 2011
  • Southwest Journal | May 2011