Historic Fairfield Kitchen
The house was originally built in 1740, and during the revolutionary war it was occupied by the British troops. The house had a couple additions added to it over the years but the main structure and size of the kitchen remained the same. We decided with the design team to open up a couple walls and steal some room from a large common hallway and some
closets that were not being used.
Being an original post and beam structure we needed to install steel beams to to support the second floor all with keeping the limited ceiling height the same. The end result is a modern but classic kitchen which has all the modern amenities and function but still pays homage to the roots of a past, a post and beam colonial. We added reclaimed beams to the ceiling to hide structural steel and some existing plumbing lines from the second floor bath.
All looks like it was originally there. Custom walnut floating shelves with built-in LED lighting were made in DiMeo Constructions millwork shop and installed on site to add another warm element with a modern twist. Historic houses are a balance between modern day function with American history, this kitchen now has both.