Sunday, March 27, 2016

Another view of kitchen pass through with architect's post framing the entry

After installing all the lower cabinets into the kitchen today, I quickly threw together some hardboard pieces to form a 4" x 18" post that was originally drawn up on the plans and have placed it where it would be. THis was painted just with Zinsser's 123 white primer and dried quickly.

Sarah's thought was maybe to leave the post out as we could have some sort of sculptural piece on the end of that countertop. either a large vase/floral piece, or maybe a bronze sculpture that my uncle gave us. And yet, this picture does not fully block out the architecture since there will be another upper cabinet above the lower white ones to my left here. The uppers will only extend out over the square-ish filing cabinet drawers are, stage left. My thinking right now is to not worry about this until those cabinets are installed since the overall look will be quite different with them in place.

The (infinitely) patient architect is Tim Larkin, and he very kindly sent me some other mock-up sketches late yesterday showing some alternative views of what it could look like with no post, or with a smaller post inboard a bit. Tim wasn't so sure about the inboard post, and I'd agree. The open plan looks good, but it goes in a direction that might not be supported by the "craftsman bungalow" theme. Hard to say...
Here are some more views of the kitchen from the other direction. Sarah was out of town this week and got back just a little while ago and was really happy with how things are moving along. That's pretty much the best you can hope for :-)

1 comment :

  1. I'm with Joe. Thanks also to Larkin's sketches. It's a nice view without the post. The 'craftsman' (read 1910 Sears) presentation might have already been slightly distorted/diluted with the many refinements already in place on the edifice and the property. Installing a post (at this point it'd be structurally superficial)certainly would maintain a slight air of homespun - a need to keep the ceiling joists up there for the sake of the remodel. Obviously the post isn't structurally necessary although it'd be a nice place to assign notes to passers by, eh? The view from the kitchen to the living room looks better without the post. It interrupts the view of the arch separating the dining room and the living room. See this in your own photos. That arch is nice! This work appears quite neat. I like it all!