Dean's Residence

Client  |  Local University
Project Address  |  Cambridge, MA

Located on a university campus in Cambridge, MA, the Dean’s Residence is an exquisitely appointed 1920’s era Georgian mansion.  Primarily used for entertaining, it required a finished kitchen that could seamlessly produce a multi-course meal for two to fifty people.

Although the existing floor plan comprised of three mini-kitchens could not change significantly, the chef and house staff needed increased storage and counter space, more clearly defined work areas to support their function, and improved natural and artificial lighting.  In addition, a 1980’s renovation left the kitchen with finishes unbefitting the rest of the house.

To allow natural light into the area, a wall and its adjacent unused staircase was removed.  Custom cabinets reference the original, multi-paned windows and include imperfections in the glazing.  The replacement and relocation of appliances provide additional storage and workspace and new LED lighting significantly brightens each work area.