Design Around #20 Post Real Estate REmodels.
Post your pictures from the Real Estate listings, and your re-conceived kitchens for those houses in this thread.
Post a before of the kitchen, any other pictures that support your choices, and your new kitchens.
I will start with a simple conceptual one:
This building was a rooming house for single business women for many years. It was converted into condominiums during the last bubble. I felt like the conversion was kind of disappointing because the newly conceived apartments had pretty random finishes as if the contractors' wife tried out different ideas in different apartments, none of which had much to do with the building(s), which still retain the shell of their former architecture and all the associated proportions.
The building is a Greek Revival from the 1830s-40s: The kitchen is a 2000s sort of traditional. I won't comment on the layout but a simple change in finishes would do wonders, I think.
Ann Sacks Calacatta mosaic (many of the vestibules in the neighborhood are small marble mosaics)
Soapstone countertops (black marble fireplaces are common)
BW picture of glass doored cabinet (overlapping ellipses are common in sidelights and transoms)
Plain and Fancy cabinetry
Farrow and Ball wallpaper
Emtek French Antique egg knob
Empire stool from Artistic Frame.