This roost needed a multifunctional kitchen fit for everything from homework to grownwork. By removing the study, back staircase and powder room, the kitchen sprawls, connecting living spaces. Mama Henn's cooking oasis offers lots of daylight, prep and storage. Upstairs, a new laundry room steals the stair void. True to colonial vintage, built-ins and materials reflect a timeless endurance, welcoming all at their first step in the front door.