This Bold approach to a modern farmhouse kitchen was just the lifestyle change a Washington, D.C.-area, couple needed after living for 10 years in their 1,400-square-foot, two-story home with its snug 7½- by 11-foot kitchen. With their twin boy and girl hitting preteen years, they were eager for a generous space that would bring the family together to cook, eat, do homework, relax and enjoy one another’s company.
Doubling the original house with a 1,400-square-foot, two-story addition afforded designer Katharine Otis an ample 630-square-foot ground-floor area to create a spacious 400-square-foot kitchen with an expansive counter island, a dining banquette and an adjoining family room. “We spend most of our time in the kitchen-family room, just like you predicted!” homeowner Jennie Rosecan wrote to Otis. And the original 84-square-foot kitchen? It’s now the powder room.
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