After living in an open concept modern home for many years, the homeowners knew exactly what they wanted to age-in-place when it was time to downsize. Their quest began by looking for a one-level home when they came across a 1970’s townhome with a heritage garden in a lovely treed area just steps from Government House. Drawn to the 1800-square-foot home’s distinct rooms, the couple was keen to leave behind the voluminous space of an airy layout and embrace separate rooms where walls would provide space to hang their growing art collection and foster a cozier feel.
They hired principal designer, Iván Meade and his team at Meade Design Group, to reconfigure the layout and integrate materials that would marry their love of mid-century modern motifs with contemporary finishes. Herringbone brushed oak wood flooring replaced dated carpet to mark the beginning of this bold transformation where a backdrop of muted tones would allow the art and furnishings to shine.
Known for his ability to infuse comfort into a space using pattern and texture, Meade created interest in the kitchen with cozy banquette seating and a fabric feature wall that speaks to his twenty plus years of experience as a designer.
The Dainolite Kirigami pendant lamp in black and silver over the pedestal bistro table offers a graphic mid-mod vibe while the built-in beverage fridge conveniently bridges the kitchen and deck.
In the kitchen, creamy walls let the mid-century blue cabinets sing while four Prunelle Flowerpot pendant lights in black punctuate the space. Slab style doors with integrated handles and customized cabinet interiors for increased storage capabilities are the fine craftsmanship of Jason Good and his team at Jason Good Custom Cabinets. In the name of embracing a refined marbled look, Apollo quartz from Stone Couture on the countertops is repeated on the island for design cohesion.
Meade enhanced the home’s natural light with strategically placed skylights and by adding a window in the kitchen. Not only is this home stylistically striking, but the updated kitchen ticks all the boxes of a high-end custom reno that makes a downsize feel like an upgrade.