Kitchen Addition - Akron, Ohio

This home in Akron, Ohio is a Tudor Revival designed by architect Roy G. Firestone in 1928. The current owners hired ARRC to design a new 20’-0” x 29’-0” kitchen and pantry addition to the back of the house. ARRC also repurposed the existing kitchen and breakfast rooms as a mudroom and linking hallway/bar area. The addition was designed and detailed to match the existing house and appear as if it was an original 1928 design. The addition created a new outdoor space in the backyard, complete with built-in gas fireplace as the focal point of the new patio and landscaping development. Cabinetry and millwork by Swiss Woodcraft, Inc., Rittman, Ohio. After photos courtesy of Swiss Woodcraft, Inc.

3D schematic of new kitchen addition
3D schematic of new kitchen addition
3D schematic of new kitchen addition
Exterior before
Exterior after
Completed kitchen addition
Antique cabinet built into the wall with added lighting to highlight the interior
Choosing to forgo upper cabinets allowed for more windows and natural lights
The long kitchen layout allowed for this antique table to fit the entire family
The original breakfast room became a bar area linking the formal dining to the left with the new kitchen addition to the right
Butler's pantry sink
The butler's pantry provides plenty of storage without compromising on style
The original kitchen turned into a mudroom with custom lockers
Mudroom designated laundry