Illustration: Ian Worpole
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What They Did

To gain space, the homeowners removed an interior wall so they could expand the kitchen into a neighboring hallway, which had been used as a makeshift butler's pantry. They sealed up a back door in the process.

They enlarged the L-shaped layout to accommodate two food-prep/clean-up stations—each with its own sink and dishwasher—and to provide ample counter space and maneuverability for two people to work.

To maximize storage and display space, floor-to-ceiling cabinets and a custom-made hutch now flank the brick wall opposite the new appliance-packed island.

To access the backyard deck, windows in the dining area were replaced with triple French doors.
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