old world style kitchen with white cabinetry and red range
Photo: Janis Nicolay

What a Character

Redoing a kitchen in a well-preserved 1920s house requires equal regard for the past and the present, and that was clearly the case for Jack and Shelley Trenouth, owners of an 82-year-old stucco house in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. They longed for a high-performance cooking space with the latest built-in appliances but also craved a strong period style. "Character was so important to us," says Shelley.
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