Few kitchens receive as dramatic a transformation as this custom vintage beach home. The kitchen was originally built directly over an angled stairway, greatly inhibiting the interior architecture and restricting the use of space within the kitchen. To enlarge this tiny kitchen, the stairway below was reshaped, eliminating the angle to create a more open, square space in the kitchen above. Additionally, the peninsula, along with a narrow wall and tiny window were also removed, opening the entire room to the dining and great rooms, and allowing the addition of an island. To update the antiquated cooking arrangement, a Wolf range was placed on the opposite wall from the original cooking, creating much more counterspace for the sink as well as for the stove. Inherent in this new, free-flowing space, the character of the original architecture was preserved.