The new great-room kitchen has lots of seating and open sightlines to neighboring rooms, as well as more than twice as many storage cabinets. Now Judith can monitor both her homemade Italian "gravy" and the kids' TV time from inside, and there’s plenty of room for friends and extended family to gather. Kurth even capped the bay windows, richly stained cherry cabinets, and granite countertops with a detailed coffered ceiling. The result? A kitchen with 21st-century function tucked in a space with the finely crafted details of decades gone by.