Morrison Residence Then and Now: Part 3 The Kitchen

house, Morrison Residence Series
Now: The Morrison Residence Kitchen

Welcome to the third installment of the Morrison Residence Then and Now series. You can find week one (living room) here, and week two, (master bedroom) here. This week I am showing you the kitchen of this mid century modern dream home. If I had to choose a place to be quarantined for months on end, this would be it.

Below is what the architect, Robert Morrison, has to say about the “Culinary Arts Center.” All of this is so true, even from the perspective of the year 2020 (the house was built in 1963).

Then: The Morrison House Culinary Arts Center

The second owners of this home made several changes to update the kitchen. The major change was to open it up to the living room, which we love. The cabinet configuration was changed a little bit, appliances were replaced, and the counter tops were replaced with a solid surface, Silestone quartz material. The original cabinets remain (which we love!) See below for the same view as above, but 50+ years later. I have to admit that I need to bring back plants in this skylight area.

Now: Morrison Residence kitchen

The only change that we made to the kitchen was adding a range hood, because we (Dave) does a lot of cooking.

Now: Morrison Residence kitchen

Now: Morrison Residence living room and kitchen

The bar furniture piece below was Dave’s grandmothers, Lucille. She gave it to us and we just moved it to this spot recently. Dave had the idea to move it here and it fits perfectly.

Now: Morrison Residence kitchen
Then: Morrison Residence kitchen

I am so thankful for the previous owners of our home planting so many gorgeous plants and flowers. The daffodils and azaleas have been here for decades. I usually cut a few of them to bring indoors.

There is so much storage in this kitchen. We even have a wall of storage in the hallway off the kitchen, shown above to the right.

Then: Morrison Residence

This eating nook above now is a credenza and kegerator, below.

Now: Morrison Residence kitchen

Last June (2019) we had the great opportunity to meet the architect of this home, Robert Morrison. Here we are in the kitchen.

Then and Now. Robert Morrison and Brandi

It was such a treat to be able to sit in this home and listen to the design decisions, construction, and ideas directly from the creator of this home.

Then and Now. Robert Morrison and Dave

Thanks for taking the time to meet with us Bob! We hope that we are carrying on in your vision of this home. XOXO

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