South Gate Transitional

Houston, Texas

This was a remodel of an older traditional home where we enlarged the space by incorporating an enclosed porch into the kitchen and living area. Our unique design challenge was to create a fresh, clean transitional look with a hint of whimsy that would fit naturally into the traditional lines of the home and reflect the fun nature of the client. The result is warm, friendly, fun, and functional.

The main kitchen is designed in an L-shape configuration featuring SieMatic perimeter cabinetry and a custom island running the length of the working kitchen. A second lowered island sits at the end of the main island across from the refrigerator as an additional prep area.

The main kitchen wall features a 48-inch Dual-Fuel Range and custom plaster hood with a 48-inch Pro-Style refrigerator on the adjoining wall. Between the range and refrigerator is a secondary prep sink with an in-counter steam unit for healthy cooking.

The main island separates the kitchen from the butler’s pantry and living area. Counter height seating runs along the island back to encourage guest interaction while cooking. The island also features the main kitchen sink, dish drawers and 27-inch integrated refrigerator drawers to cool extra drinks for guests.

Project Details:

  • Kitchen Designers—Micqui McGowen
  • Contractor—Creative Property Restoration
  • Perimeter kitchen cabinetry by SieMatic with SC-20, flat slab-panel door style, high-gloss laminate Magnolia White finish.
  • Island features Inset Shaker door with cherry wood species and dark stain finish.
  • Appliances—Wolf and Sub-Zero
  • Master bathroom features Wood-Mode cabinetry with flat slab Vanguard Plus door style and Macassar Ebony veneer wood species with a horizontal grain.
  • Photographer—Julie Soefer