CLASSIC AMERICAN REMODEL
LEAWOOD HERITAGE ESTATE
A remodel of the client's home blends family traditions, heirlooms and art to achieve modernity and masculinity.
As the client moved into his childhood home, he wished to blend his own classic style with just the right about of homage to his parents. While many areas of the home were remodeled, the goal remained to highlight the family art and heirlooms that hallmarked the home.
Much of the original architecture was preserved, including domed ceilings in the breakfast room and dining room, as well as the tile in the entry, paneling in the great room and wallpaper in the powder bath.
Furnishing selections in the living room included a sofa with sculptured lines to complement the angular daybed to the right, providing open seating. The inlaid wood coffee table by Alfonso Marina was another love at first sight piece. And a Kelly Wearstler light fixture and sculptural chairs give a touch of Los Angeles, the client's previous home.
The galley kitchen features custom cabinetry in a dark wood finish and Taj Mahal quartzite countertops to carry through the elegant neutral look. The dark cabinetry took on a new dimension with antiqued mirrors and was offset by Phillip Jeffries "Rivets" wallpaper. As an accent, a custom range hood was installed, crafted by local artisan Tim Cooper.