Midcentury Modern Renovation

Midcentury Modern Kitchen with ActivWall Gas Strut Window

As featured on the interior design website MyDomaine, this kitchen in Rockford, Maryland, received quite an impressive transformation. Four Brothers Design + Build in Washington DC renovated the Colonial home which had a dark 90’s era kitchen.

The original space was cramped and lacked functionality, so architect Sondra Zabroske expanded the footprint of the kitchen into the home’s formal dining room to create a more open and welcoming space. Interior Designer Lydia Blanton used the contrast of black and white elements and walnut wood to brighten and update the area, while creating a bold and funky midcentury style. District Cabinets designed new cabinetry for the kitchen. 

In the article, Lydia notes that “the best part was creating a cool pass-through serving window onto the screened-in back patio for year-round outdoor entertaining.” The window she is referring to is our ActivWall Gas Strut Window. Four Brothers Design + Build purchased the 72″ wide by 42″ high unit from Merit Windows, an authorized ActivWall dealer serving residential customers throughout Washington, DC. 

The Gas Strut Window is finished in a custom white powder coat with matching hardware. ActivWall built the unit for this space with dual handles on either side of the kitchen’s under-mount sink and dark bronze faucet. The window has insulated glass for year-round comfort and a raised sill to protect against the elements. 

This open and airy space is sure to be a popular spot for entertaining family and friends for years to come. 

ActivWall Gas Strut Windows are available for both commercial and residential use and are impact tested for safety in coastal regions prone to hurricane-force winds. Contact us today to receive a free quote and let us help you open up your space! 

Story by Jennifer Doss. Photos by Steve Hershberger. Featured Dealer: Merit Windows. Architecture by Sondra Zabroske. Construction by Four Brothers Design + Build. Interior Design by Lydia Blanton. Cabinetry by District Cabinets. Counters by Caesarstone. Special thank you to Steve Hershberger.

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