Farm House Breakfast Bay adds ease and eat-in space to an existing kitchen and also relieved and enlivened a long straight facade facing the drive.
The clients had a relatively new kitchen that had worked well for them, but the only eat-in space was seating at an island which didn’t work as well for their young children. Adding the Breakfast Bay allowed space for a family table and increased the daylight and views for the kitchen. It also eased the circulation at the bottom of an adjacent stair to the second floor and increased the sense of connection from the kitchen to the family room beyond the stair.
At the exterior the new Breakfast Bay is detailed with panel and pilaster trim suggesting an enclosed porch that might have evolved over the years. It sits comfortably between the house and drive replacing a covered stoop that had seemed too small for the expanse of the house and had created confusion about the actual side entry location. The basement bulkhead entrance with a custom wood door cover was reconfigured to tuck in at the end of new bay and blend into the landscaping.