The late 19th and early 20th Century’s saw the development of prototypical family homes along the North Shore that incorporated simple, more direct detailing in contrast to their ornate Victorian neighbors. Often Prairie School or Craftsman elements were often used in the design of these homes. A client approached us to design a new Kitchen & Mud Room for just such a home requesting that we respect the character of the original residence in the renovation work. The result involved combining the Kitchen space with an old pantry & back porch to create a larger, more open Kitchen and Mud Room using quarter-sawn oak cabinetry with a Shaker door style. The new Kitchen blends seamlessly with the original house.