Capitol Hill House

Washington, DC
Home Built
Early 1900s
Capitol Hill
Quarter sawn white oak

A cornerstone of the Capitol Hill House renovation was transforming an early 1900s kitchen into a space with modern functionality that remained authentic to the late 19th century architectural style.

The kitchen island is a hefty antique butcher block and the oak cabinets from The Kennebec Company are a highlight that the owners first spotted at a home show many years before. “‘When I do my kitchen, I’m getting those,’” the owner recalls saying.

With cast iron hardware, a farmhouse sink, hammered copper range hood, and marble countertops, the kitchen came a long way from its spare beginnings. Previously, it was just an old room off the back of the house. Today it is an authentic period showpiece with modern appliances and plenty of workspace – perfect for cooking, entertaining, and living.

This project was featured in Old House Journal nationwide.

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