This desirable Old south home was perfect for this couple, except being a renown chef the kitchen that was in a small back addition left lots to be desired. Small spaces even for a kitchen is not problem with great design. Designer Erika Friesen took care of that with this compact and feature filled design. Storage above the window, the comeback of an appliance garage, storage tucked in behind a door to the basement culminated to create the storage this kitchen needed. The brilliant Burled walnut island is shaped effectively to allow for traffic flow and the pull out dishwasher drawer is perfect for 2. When you can’t expand the footprint of the home going up always creates more space. So vaulted ceilings and skylights bring lots of light into the space. The floor is cork and the marble is a unique rough version that lends itself tot he historical nature of the home. Opening up the wall to dining room and putting in proper stairs to the basement eased congestion and gives the kitchen the prominence it deserves in the home. the exterior was redone with James Hardie siding and of course the existing addition was refortified and insulated properly.