Classic Meets Current

Dating back to the late 1800s, this “caretaker” house on Lake Erie would be a challenge for any designer, but Jennifer Hutton of Artisan Kitchens and Baths was more than up to the challenge. Looking to give the owners more space for their large family gatherings and dinners, the designer sought to fully gut and redo the space from the ground up.

A number of structural considerations were made during the remodel, as HVAC ducting, weight-bearing beams, and a staircase all ran through the room center. In order to work around these hurdles, Hutton removed several walls and partitions, lifted staircases, and raised landings, all in an effort to give the space a more open, free-flowing layout while still maintaining some classic, turn-of-the-century touches.

Modern upgrades like tall pantry cabinets, a professional appliance suite, a mudroom storage cabinet, and dual refrigerators were incorporated into the design. To honor the home’s heritage and location, more vintage elements were incorporated as well, including antiqued glass stacked cabinetry by Kemper in the Warwick door style and patterned tile floors using Daltile products. The result was a classic-meets-current aesthetic that blends perfectly with the region’s history and ambiance.


Jennifer Hutton
Artisan Kitchens & Bath
200 Amherst St.
Buffalo, NY 14207

Special Features

Professional appliance suite with two refrigerators, speed oven, and island hood; antiqued glass stacked cabinets; patterned tile floor; custom workstation in  attached informal dining room; custom mudroom cabinet near back door


20' x 30'

Products Used

Cabinetry: Kemper Warwick door in Maple with Dover paint
Flooring: Daltile City view
Countertops: Cambria Seagrove
Sink(s): Blanco
Faucet(s): Blanco
Cooktop: Miele
Oven: Miele speed oven
Hood: Miele
Refrigerators: Dacor, Summit
Dishwasher: Miele
Lighting: Capital Winter Gold Axis pendants
Wallcovering: Sherwin Williams Uncertain Gray paint
Backsplash: Daltile Artigiano
Hardware: Berenson Swagger
Stools: Holland


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