family gathered around the island in their newly remolded period look kitchen
Photo: Alex Hayden
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Period Style, Up-to-Date Function

Working with designer Kim Clements, they negotiated other challenges, too, including the missing joists found while poking under the floor. When a wall came down—as part of the scheme to have the kitchen and the family room trade places—Clements realized ceiling beams had to go back up in a convincing old-house way. Details like arches trimĀ­med to match ones on the porch also make the new space "feel like it has a heritage," she says—with amenities, of course, including a gas line threaded outside to feed Vance's grill.

See more of this remodel in A Period-Style Kitchen With Up-to-Date Function.
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