CIRCA 1930 KITCHEN REDO
Functionally modern but thoroughly vintage, this Depression-era kitchen adds character to a Colonial Revival mid-1920s house in Connecticut.
The old house had some charm but lacked a defining style. “An architect who looked at it called it ‘higgledy-piggledy’,” says Bill Ticineto, who owns the house with his wife, Jill Chase. The couple have spent years gently nudging plainer aspects of house toward the Colonial Revival style. Inside, the showstopper is the galley-style kitchen, which the two envisioned and built with attention to the smallest details. (The sculpted cabinet feet are attached by magnets so they can be removed for easy cleaning!) “There’s no wasted space,” says Bill, who built cabinets in his workshop. A modern Liebherr fridge is behind the icebox façade.
Glass-front cabinets hold uranium glass; vintage glass and jadeite are accessible near the sink.