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Otterbein Rowhome

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The rowhome was originally constructed in 1852 without embellishment or ornamentation in a then blue-collar neighborhood of Baltimore known as Otterbein. Given the history, simplicity and restraint were overarching drivers in every decision made during the renovation. The small footprint required creative space saving solutions such as a marble hatch, hinged on gas pistons, maximizing countertop space while provide access to basement storage. The kitchen design incorporated economical ideas that I wanted to test out. A standard stainless-steel refrigerator was installed on a low plinth and below an over-fridge cabinet with a stainless-steel front. This gives the refrigerator a monumental presence, similar to more expensive refrigerators, at a fraction of the price.