Design by Clive Morgan
Clive Morgan's client had purchased this late 19th century property in the shadow of Tucson’s Presidio as an unoccupied run down “shell”, with a mission to painstakingly renovate and radically remodel, creating a striking and interesting living/workspace.
An artist and creative herself, she was adamant from the onset of the project that the integrity and inherent ambience of this historic home should be retained, while a new, open and adventurous studio/living space be augmented with a small but impressive working kitchen area.
In conference with the commissioned specialist general contractor’s team, I proposed an aspiring contemporary concept.
Featured high end quarter sawn oak cabinetry, stained in a vivid electric blue satin finish, was visually complemented by a tambour and support legs of stainless steel, reeded glass inserts in selected aluminum framed upper doors and dimmable LED ribbon under-cabinet with puck in-cabinet lighting.
In concert with these tactile accents were the stainless steel fridge and dishwasher, matching blue finished pro cook range and pure white delicate apron front sink. The accompanying hardware and plumbing fixtures were similarly stainless steel finished.
Clearly, space and access were at a premium in this area of the project, but the considered layout and use of a 2 ¼” mitered edge honed quartz countertop, highlighted by a waterfall side on the highly visible sink island, substantially contributed to the visual success and the overall form, function and final design statement of this spatially challenged but excitingly tasteful full renovation.