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This Old House Magazine|November/December 2020
One family’s goal in renovating their formerly dark, closed-off galley-style kitchen? Open up and let the sun shine in
KATHRYN O’SHEA-EVANS

Tudors have a dark reputation—literally. Their lowlight interiors are typically rich with exposed timbers, stained glass, and burnished-oak millwork. How to create a kitchen that’s a pleasant partner to those elements, while fully functional for today? That was the challenge put to Studio Dearborn designer Sarah Robertson by the longtime owners of this 1929 Tudor Revival in Larchmont, New York. “They wanted a kitchen that brought in the home’s period details, but in a way that felt cleaner, not heavy and traditional,” she says.

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