The main goal of the clients and designer in this multi-room remodeling was to transform the old stark white kitchen with its unattractive drywall pantry and massive soffits and incorporate the hearth area and breakfast nook into a warm and open rustic space with Old World charm. The beautiful result was achieved by building and installing hand-distressed ceiling beams, aged and glazed cherry cabinets, a new stone fireplace surround, a stone and plaster arched hood and a matching window arch. Unique details are found throughout-from the antique bronze mesh drawer fronts, tile wall accents to the natural slate island counter. The clients also wanted to update their appliances, create additional storage and have a more functional layout. To do this, the refrigerator was moved to the side wall with new cabinet pantries and the cooktop was moved from the island to the back wall allowing the large island to be used for food prep, ample seating and serving guests.