English Kitchen

This kitchen remodeling, while modern in its planning, incorporates traditional English detailing such as the mantel-style range recess. A display shelf over the cooking area houses treasured serving pieces, and an appliance garage near the sink conceals the electric teapot for daily afternoon tea. The adjacent family room includes large windows to provide sweeping views of the home's generous grounds. This space also provides access to outdoor dining and recreation spaces and offers a comfortable place to relax. The project also includes a spacious and functional mudroom area for the family's four boys and a light-filled home office. Hidden in the center of the layout are a small half-bath and a pantry. The remodeling bridges the style of the new with the elegance and dignity of the original 1950's brick home. The remodel consists of 1,290 sq ft.

Project Location: Long Lake, Minnesota

Project Type: AdditionRemodelingKitchenLiving Room

Project Team: Christine L. Albertsson, AIA, CID, NCARB, PartnerMark E. Tambornino, AIA, Partner

Photography: Adan Torres

Of Note

  • Antiqued mirror backsplash at range
  • Carerra marble counters
  • Frech Casement window at sink


  • Custom Home Magazine | March 2014
  • ASID Award - First Place | November 2013
  • Minneapolis/ St. Paul Magazine Article | March 2013
  • ASID Award - Judge's Merit Award | October 2012