White Brick Mediterranean

This project was a remodel of a Mediterranean style house, built in the 1920s of white clay bricks.  The kitchen was originally divided into a breakfast room and kitchen.  The clients wanted to open the space up, while retaining the ability to eat in the kitchen, and give it a fresh feeling more in keeping with the architecture of the house.  We reconfigured an adjacent back entry to create a useful little mudroom, and in the space between the two designed a thick arched opening with shelves for cookbooks and a pull-out broom closet.  A built-in window seat plus two stools allows the family of four to comfortably eat in the kitchen.  New furniture includes vintage chairs reupholstered in brightly colored felt, a 10′ long bench upholstered in an antique Moroccan rug, and a JHID-designed coffee table made of walnut “bricks”, an echo of the brick architecture.

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Photos by Lincoln Barbour