Cayuga Lake House Remodel

Render of Cayuga Lake house redesign primary bedroom with built-ins by Rocco Design + Build

Seeking both a change of pace and a change of landscape, this former southern Californian couple engaged RDB to upgrade their new Cayuga lake house into a modern, luxurious, and comfortable abode.

RDB designed and built a Scandinavian-inspired ground-up, two-and-a-half car garage, a contemporary kitchen and mudroom, a peaceful master suite with a walk-in closet, laundry room, and bespoke millwork throughout. Elegant and sharp finishes, including large-format porcelain tile on the living room and kitchen floors, sleek white cabinetry and quartz countertops, and floating Cherry vanities complement the house's spectacular natural wooded setting alongside the lake.

Render of Cayuga Lake house redesign featuring expansive kitchen by Rocco Design + Build
Render of Cayuga Lake house redesign powder room by Rocco Design + Build
Render of Cayuga Lake house redesign primary bath by Rocco Design + Build
Render of Cayuga Lake house redesign guest bath by Rocco Design + Build
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The upgraded kitchen and bath of this Philadelphia row home opened up, and therefore lightened up, what used to be a dark, dense, and inefficiently-used space for a growing family.
When this academic couple moved from their native Denmark to Ithaca in order to teach at Cornell, this design-savvy couple wanted their Scandinavian heritage reflected in the details of their new sleek, modern kitchen. Originally built in the 1940s in the fashionable Cayuga Heights, the kitchen was expanded to create a lighter, open feel. The custom, frameless, European-style cabinetry in a beautiful white oak finish includes fun details like a hidden shelf for the microwave and pantry. Rocco Design + Build put in a new floor, new lighting, soapstone countertops, all new appliances, and a custom glass case that showcases the couple's collection of antique beer steins.
Imbued with historically charming finishes, the kitchen of this early 1900s home required a nuanced renovation so that our clients could stall make a modern statement without compromising the architectural legacy of the space. Rocco Design + Build's team restored the original built-in cabinets and created a pass-through from the kitchen into a newly-designed breakfast nook and library. Eye-catching features include an exotic dark hardwood floor and emerald-green pendants above the marble-topped kitchen island. We also build an adjoining laundry and mudroom so as to keep the kitchen pristine.
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