Melrose Ave. Mid-CenturyBrief


Lead Architectural Designer: Giraffe Design Build 

Lead Interior Designer: Mandi Wise 

Carpenters: Ron Kallak 

Photographer: Scottie Davidson

Location: Ann Arbor MI 

Completion Date: Winter 2020 


This Ann Arbor Hills family sought a relaxed yet sophisticated kitchen design that respected the original 1950’s mid-century ranch aesthetic. They opted to keep the galley-style layout for its efficiency and relationship to the adjacent dining and mudroom spaces. 

Durable and sustainable materials were selected to withstand a family of four avid cooks, who all help prepare meals throughout the day. FSC certified rift-sawn, white oak custom cabinets were used on both the upper and lower cabinets complimented with solid surface countertops and a porcelain tile backsplash. The existing wood floors were refinished to their natural state and sealed with a durable water-based matte finish to protect them from dents and spills.