A Kitchen for the Ages

McLean couple gets modern, spacious kitchen.

When empty nesters Mike Rogan and Sue Shaffer decided to move out of the Arlington home where they had lived for 27 years, they embarked on a two-year search for a new abode. They were looking for a home where they could age in place and have space for live-in caretakers if needed.

They settled on a McLean home and hired Rill Architects to redesign it, creating an open floor plan that allowed for entertaining. The design team created a space that connects the kitchen to the family room, dining room, rear patio and garage.

The Rogans wanted the kitchen to have an island, multiple workstations, clean lines with Victorian detailing and enough space for multiple cooks.

The design team incorporated the Rogan’s love of casual and modern. “The painted wood ceiling and traditional casing with an arched pass-through play off the more contemporary cabinets and glass tile backsplash, creating both a sleek and casual inviting space for family gathering and team cooking,” said Jim Rill.

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