Scope: Kitchen remodel within a 1967 home
CRAN Awards 2016: Best Overall Project
Cincinnati Design Awards 2015: Honor Award
Designed in 1967 by Cincinnati architect Richard Savage, the house presented many features worth celebrating and preserving: a ship-like vaulted wooden ceiling, large expanses of floor-to-ceiling glass, ceiling-hung cabinetry and custom architectural light fixtures.
The design ethos of the kitchen renovation, while not strictly preservationist, honors and enhances the existing architecture. By removing the partial-height wall that originally separated the kitchen, the entirety of the space is revealed: the roof vault can now be seen as a complete form, and the two sculptural light features are brought into relationship with each other – each centered over a dining area.