Macalester Groveland

2092 Princeton Ave.

Built 1922
Rick Linsk and Nancy Crotti
A previous owner expanded the kitchen of this 1922 Macalester-Groveland home into an L-shape. Despite the extra space, the layout was lacking. The fridge was poorly placed next to a wall, the workspace was miniscule, the wall oven tiny and the coat closet too shallow for a standard hanger. Without expanding the kitchen, Otogawa-Anschel quintupled the workspace and dramatically upped the storage with a peninsula and pantry, and no upper cabinets. To keep costs down, O-A used granite remnants and butcher block for the counters. Subcontractor NEST Woodworking designed and built custom cherry cabinets, including a new radiator cover. Instead of adding windows, O-A installed a solar tube. We also added an interior wall to create a mudroom with a pocket door.