2020 Gold Prism Award - Overall Renovation $125K - $325K

Gold Coast Builders Association – Florida

The homeowners, the Nordstrom’s, residing in West Palm Beach, requested an open floor plan for a kitchen that combined elegance with functionality, and a barrier-free environment. The ideal new space had to combine a kitchen, laundry, dining room and casual eating area to encompass the breath-taking views of the surrounding area. The master bath would need to feature a barrier-free shower and custom cabinetry to match the owner’s couture taste.

The kitchen construction craftsmanship chosen was traditional, with maple cabinetry, level-floor granite, and stainless steel appliances. Special features in this project were a hidden laundry room, couture cabinetry, hand-made tile and a barrier free shower in the bathroom.

A portion of the project in the kitchen, required removing a bearing wall that supported the original construction, and a previous renovation proved to be a unique challenge. Coppola Brothers created temporary supports to remove an existing wall and inserting new steel beams. The end result transformed the central part of the house from a fractured, impractical, three separate-room setting into one functional, barrier-free, exquisite open-air living space.