When this family found this home across the street from the beach on Hutchinson Island, they knew it had potential to be their forever home. Built in the ‘80s, it had a floor plan that kept the living room, kitchen, and office separated by walls and still had the original 40-year-old tile flooring. We worked with this family to completely gut and renovate the 2nd floor kitchen and living space of their home. The kitchen grew from a small secluded corner into a gathering space for entertaining and with room for a hidden computer desk.

One of our challenges was to allow for ample refrigeration while still having a cooking area fit for a chef. This was accomplished using a Fulgor Milano island range with a powerful downdraft exhaust system running through the floor below and out of a 1st floor wall

This kitchen features custom cabinetry, hand painted tile backsplash, apron sink, and quartz countertops.

Another challenge with this home was to get more light into the area while still keeping the beautiful original cedar beams and tongue and groove exposed. To do this, we built and installed matching cedar planks to the top of each of the beam’s collar ties to allow 3inch LED lights be installed and cedar tracks for the new oversized pendant locations to keep the wires out of sight. We also added another hurricane impact window to the dining area to bring in the breathtaking Stuart sunsets.

New barstools and dining table brings the luxurious tropical home design together.

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Design, build, and staging by Splendid Home Design

Photos by The J Projects