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a space that takes advantage of natural light
and the outdoors,” says the owner, who often
welcomes her grown children and her grandchildren to her home.
“The old service kitchen with its warren
of small rooms and few windows just didn’t
allow for the way she lives today,” says architect Abigail Campbell-King of Jamestown,
Rhode Island. Her solution? Remove the
existing service kitchen at the north end of the
house and replace it with an L-shaped wing
that includes a mudroom entry, new kitchen,
The challenge was to marry the existing house with the new wing by purposefully
incorporating elements of the old. “I’m all
about contextual architecture,” says Campbell-King. “A place should look like it belongs
there.” For example, she and contractor Steve
Grenier of North Kingstown, Rhode Island,
blended the exterior of the new wing with the
house’s distinctive stone foundation by reusing as much of the original stone as possible. But the architect’s primary goal was to
address the requirements of a kitchen that
would be used by three generations at once —
the work area of the kitchen includes two 11-foot-long islands
with bamboo cabinets topped with quartz composite counters.
Separating the islands is an ample 4-foot-wide corridor covered with
18-inch-square ceramic tiles that resemble bluestone. A stainless
steel pot rack keeps cooking equipment handy. The salvaged
commercial stove has a new copper hood. Throughout, drawers and
cupboards provide ample storage.