High ceilings, ornate crown moulding and lots of oak trim, are classic architectural features in this Outremont neighbourhood. The original kitchen in this residence was also typical, in that it was disproportionately small, relative to the living areas on the main floor. Fortunately, a moderate size sitting room located adjacent to the kitchen, made it possible to construct a more substantial gourmet kitchen. A built in armoire, originally dividing the kitchen and dining room was removed to allow for a more open and dramatic viewpoint from every direction. Organic features, such as a raw oak wall and a solid walnut table, balance the modern materials in the kitchen, like the sleek cabinetry and amber glass light fixture. The mix of old and new in the kitchen creates a natural continuation into the traditional dining room.