Designer Spotlight | Feinmann
This year marks the 40th annual Qualified Remodeler Master Design Awards and we’ve got the inside scoop on the gold prize winner, Feinmann. For over 30 years, Feinmann has helped to create smart, beautiful spaces in the greater Boston area.
They specialize in whole-house renovations, additions and kitchen and bathroom remodels ranging from traditional to transitional to modern styles. Driving every detail of their clients’ projects from initial design concept through construction, Feinmann is a trusted partner of choice when it comes to transforming the way clients live in their homes. It comes down to blending their clients’ ideas and vision with creative, award winning solutions.
All photography by Nat Rea Photography | 5131 Calacatta Nuvo
For this Newton, Massachusetts residence, Feinmann was faced with no easy challenge: transform a once cramped and cluttered home into a spacious, modern masterpiece. The team was inspired by the homeowners’ Japanese heritage and based their design upon the principle of yin and yang by mixing traditional and contemporary styles, as well as light and dark elements.
The first step was to break down the wall between the kitchen and dining room in order to create one cohesive space. An abundance of natural light was integrated into the design, thus helping the home feel airy and uplifting.
"Wood" you believe us if we said the focal point of the kitchen and dining room was, well, a wooden kitchen island? A breathtaking live edge walnut island stands front and center in the kitchen.
But of course, an award-winning kitchen wouldn’t be complete without a little Caesarstone. “We love the durability of Caesarstone and we were looking for a neutral counter that didn’t compete with our live edge island, while providing a sleek, modern look for the space,” says Peter Feinmann. While family and friends can gather around the kitchen island for drinks, the prep work can be done on the Calacatta Nuvo countertops, which are scratch-resistant and easily cleaned.
Gone are the days when the owners of this house will be strapped for storage space: the once small pantry was extended to be the length and height of the entire kitchen.
When you're finished admiring the gorgeous counters and abundant storage, check out the built-in office space. An expansive desk and open shelving ensure that you can have your cake and eat it, too—while responding to those end-of-the-day work emails, of course.
The matte white tiles used as a backsplash coupled with the white counters and maple cabinets produce a monochromatic color scheme for contemporary appeal. The vivid artwork created by the gifted homeowner stands front and center, offering a lively pop of color to the otherwise neutral space.
One thing is for sure: Feinmann is a force to be reckoned with. We look forward to seeing more of their unique, ingenious designs in the future.