CAMBRIDGE | CHATHAM
Sutton knew she wanted a four-oven
AGA cooker, in a stunning deep red, on
one wall. Above it, Kostelecky designed a
stucco-covered hood trimmed with beams.
Likewise, on the portico, he incorporated a
decorative steel enclosure, made by Hammersmith Studios, an ironworks firm in
Newton, Massachusetts, to hide the built-in barbecue and rotisserie. Three arched
windows on the front wall recall the arches
found throughout the house.
As for Blank, she says creating the
kitchen was a pleasure in a room that is so
“architecturally correct.” The large, high-ceilinged space has just a few big, bold elements that are pleasing to the eye and don’t
detract from the feeling of openness. On
the wall opposite the stove is a giant floor-
architect sheldon kostelecky re-created
the Spanish Revival sensibilities of the original
house (above top) in the new wing (facing
page, bottom) with architectural elements
such as arches, roof tiles, gabled chimney caps,
and an iron balcony (facing page, top). His
rendering of the project (above) illustrates how
the lower elevation of the addition keeps it from
visually overwhelming the site.