This remodel is a Fairway beauty. The Rose family had purchased an amazing home on an even more amazing lot. The space, nature and even a creek in the backyard is a rarity in Fairway. So the remodel was done to update the space and make it as stylish as the owners as well as take full advantage of their one of a kind views.
Amy Hawley Rose greeted me at the door the first time we met and I was a little shell shocked. Amy was a news anchor for NBC for years and had recently quit to stay home with her 4 kids. I was not expecting a local celebrity although her voice is distinct and in retrospect I should have figured it out. To my delight, she is as kind off camera as she was on camera. Working with her was a highlight of my week. She has great style and vision. She has an eye for detail and worked tirelessly to get those details right for new home.
John Noblit with Noblit Didier Design and Build was the contractor on the project who not only did a great job but was also great to work with. His laid back style and desire to get it right made it as stress free as a large remodel can be.
Quality materials are showcased throughout the house and really make a difference. So let’s start with the remodeled kitchen. Profile Cabinets did the cabinetry. The walnut island has a modern feel and is a great contrast to the more traditional painted cabinetry on the perimeter. The pantry doors are custom metal doors that create something so special for this space. They do have a back pantry that is not visible from the kitchen for the “ugly” stuff (cereal boxes, etc.) but this closet holds her dishes, platters, etc and is stunning.
Play “Hallelujah” in your head and then look at this range! The La Cornue oven is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen in a kitchen. And I’m happy to report Amy loves how it works. Bonus; fashion and function meet. The custom hood picks up on the black and brass in the range.
There was much discussion over the kitchen table area. They are a family of 6 without any company and although the kitchen is large it is long and not really all that wide with an entrance to the screened in porch on the back end. To maximize space I really wanted to do a banquette that hugged the corner and allowed us to push a good size table over to the wall and keep room for the traffic pattern to outside. The walnut and black “leather” banquette is gorgeous. It sets a great backdrop for the table area which is highlighted with a modern sputnik light.
The whole thing is stunning. I’m so proud of our work with McHenry Schaffer Architects http://www.msarchkc.com, Noblit Didier Design and Build http://noblitdidier.com, and Amy and Dave Rose to make this a space everyone can be proud of. Stay tuned for more on this amazing home.