Manila House

A cherished craftsman home, located in the San Francisco Bay area, was built in 1906. It has most of its original architectural details intact, including leaded glass windows, coffered ceilings, various built-in cabinetry and lighting fixtures that is classic to this period. The room most in need of a renovation was the kitchen. Originally, this room was divided by a wall making the kitchen area feel cramped for space. Once the wall was removed and the ceiling was raised, two skylights were added to provide more light and new wood flooring was laid. The windows were replaced and framed in keeping with the style of the house. The couple and their two dogs, wanted the kitchen to be in a farm house style with modern touches, wooden cabinetry, subway tiles, quartz white and wood counter tops and the original pendant light to be placed over the ceramic farm sink and room for their beloved wine fridge. An antique table that the owners had is used as a working island, yet with two chairs, becomes an intimate eating area for two.