Traditional kitchen–discovered in the Cleveland Park Historic District
In our modern world, kitchens have taken on new roles in the life of a family. Usually, one of the first renovations any new old house resident plans is a modification of the kitchen area. Only once, in all the old houses I have visited, did an owner show me a kitchen preserved in the old style.
In this Cleveland Park historic district home in Washington DC area, the lady of the house decided to teach table manners to her three teenage sons. The layout of her home supported this effort: her formal dining room adjoined the kitchen, adding to a convenient handling of the dinner hour. Off the dining room is a cozy sun room for more informal breaks, such as a coffee break.
|View of the Cleveland Park kitchen|
|A clever handling of pots and pans|
|Cabinets for dishware|
|Sink, counter and stove|
|Dining area immediately adjoining kitchen|
|Sun room and dining room; kitchen door to right|
The home belongs to author John MacLean and his wife. Their standing seam panel roof leaked, which we took care of:
|Plaque at the front door|