After years of transforming the homes of others, Sean Perry treated his own home to an upgrade, renovating the kitchen of his historic 1902 Montford residence, designed by Richard Sharp Smith. A collaborative vision of Sean and his wife, Chris, the new space boasts bright pops of whimsical color grounded by neutral tones, antique elements and the home’s existing historic features.
The team began by installing a gap board ceiling, supported by 4-by-6 reclaimed oak beams, and then moved on to arranging planks of English oak along the floor, using a European staining/finishing process called Rubio, a non-VOC finish made of beeswax and oils.
Flanking the home’s existing brick chimney, The Hands of Sean Perry fitted two tiers of open shelves with wood originally from Asheville’s oldest remaining building, built in 1848. To round out the renovation, the upper glass cabinets were designed with the help of a local steel artisan.