It’s always a pleasure to modernize a home that is over 100 years old in conjunction with preserving its history and charm; it is also one of DGC’s greatest loves and specialties. Presented with a 1912 Craftsman in Venice, Joan removed a few walls from an existing bedroom and service porch and revitalized the space into an open-plan custom kitchen and breakfast nook that serves both the interior formal dining room and exterior entertainment area. Not wanting to lose the beautiful stained glass built-in to gain access to the dining room, DGC carefully removed the center console for repurposing to create a pass-through, then custom-built the backside of the cabinet with glass doors and drawers so it could be accessed from the kitchen side, which also allows light to filter back and forth between the rooms. Custom cabinets finished in lacquer, quartzite countertops, stainless steel appliances, fireclay farmhouse sink and a microtopped floor in the breakfast nook are some of the other features in the newly imagined space. This home also houses one of our favorite residents ever, Daisy the Wonderdog!