As many homeowners know, your home’s styles fade over time, plumbing and electrical needs updating, and appliances break down. A perfect example is this Ladue, Missouri home that Mosby recently updated. This mid-century modern home was built by William Bernoudy, famous St. Louis architect and apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright. The kitchen had been updated before by the previous owner, but they didn’t keep William Bernoudy ’s mid-century style in mind when updating it. Our designer Jake Spurgeon has a passion for mid-century modern homes and breathed new life into the kitchen by keeping the mid-century appeal of the rest of the home.

When our clients met with Jake the project quickly evolved from a simple cabinet replacement to an entire facelift, with some elements remaining, including the newer countertops and an eye-catching granite waterfall island that becomes a focal point of the space. Most of the client’s discussions revolved around how to make the kitchen flow, so it would be conducive to entertaining.

The new space incorporates original elements, including the molding, baseboards, and sliding windows. Mosby also patched and refinished the flooring. Typically, mid-century homes have galley style kitchens, but the previous owners of this home had created a very 1980’s feel to the kitchen. Jake was able to bring back the galley style kitchen but keep it large enough for the clients to entertain.

The clients chose a beautiful backsplash to accent the large waterfall island. And the cabinets are unique European lift-up hinged cabinets by Blum.

“The kitchen evolved into such a great space for entertaining family and friends. From the waterfall island to the backsplash, the modern elements we added really brought that wow factor to the space.” said Jake Spurgeon.

For over 70 years Mosby Building Arts has been serving St. Louis, Missouri homes. Mosby Building Arts is a full-service design-build firm with a full staff of architects, designers, and craftspeople.