Project Description


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Frechtel Residence
Major Kitchen Remodel
1981 | (Del Cerro) San Diego, CA

Major Structural Alterations

  • Removed Two major bearing walls hiding support beams in ceiling to keep flat ceiling which makes new room look like an original part of home
  • Alterations created a huge and bright room open to the back yard with pool and view
  • Alterations also created design challenges due to the lack of walls to place common elements like desks.
  • The solution was to use multiple islands for specific functions
  • One small island was sued for multifunction housing a desk, wine rack, and storage for formal dishes on the dining room side. This island is also used for buffet serving
  • The large main island houses the cook top with down vent and an eating bar on the back side

Kitchen Remodeling Details

  • Cabinets Manufactured by Danilo Nesovic
  • Cabinet Finish: “Honey” color conversion varnish on solid oak
  • Tile countertops and full backsplash
  • Tile floors in entire area
  • Built-in Sub Zero refrigerator
  • Double ovens
  • Jenn Aire down vent cooktop

Better Homes & Gardens – Kitchen & Bath Ideas – Spring 1984

  • “Tips from an award winning kitchen designer”
  • Feature article on Dan Nesovic, CKD
  • This article featured pictures from this kitchen
  • View PDF of this article

Project Credits

Kitchen Remodeling: Danilo Nesovic

Contractor: Danilo Nesovic

Project Overview


Major Kitchen remodel entailed removing two adjoining bearing walls, bordering a small corridor kitchen, to completely open the kitchen, dining room, living room and family room into one large room which was open to the back yard, with pool and view.