Historical Remodel Design in Gilroy

This historical Gilroy home was built by the homeowner’s grandfather in the early 1900s. We designed a remodel to honor the history of the home and the many wonderful old touches, but bring in modern appliances and comfort.

The kitchen was opened up to the dining room through a large arch. During demolition, the builder discovered hand-carved forms used in the original construction. These were copied and used to make the new arches, thereby joining the styles of yesteryear and today.

The honed granite countertop anchors the space, while stone and glass tiles bring a touch of the modern into the kitchen. A wine refrigerator is topped with lighted cabinets to store glassware, and a round island sink directly across from the professional-style range makes pot-filling easy. As a special touch, we saved the inside mechanism of a 1920s cooler cabinet, and refitted it into a new cabinet so it can still be used by the family.

This kitchen won a national design award from Kitchen & Bath Business Magazine, and was published in full color in the award edition. Now, the formerly small kitchen exudes space and warmth, something even the original builder would be proud of!