Totally transforming a space can be a daunting task, one that requires vision and a healthy dose of pluck. The photo above is from a massive historic renovation in downtown Raleigh’s Cameron Park neighborhood. The 1920 home was originally built as a duplex and saw the years pass in various states of disrepair. It was most recently home to nine friars who used the house as a dormitory of sorts. The original kitchens had been long gone (and truthfully, who knows what shape they were after the house was a fraternity for several years!). The new homeowners crossed their fingers and embarked on the historic renovation. Their goal was to maintain the historic bones of the house while adding in pops of modern touches. The home now reflects their style and lends itself to entertaining, which is de rigueur for this family.
The homeowners turned the outdated kitchen into a butler’s pantry and wet bar. Feast your eyes on the transformation!