Bella Box

Bella Box

My mother always said, “big things come in small packages” and the perfect icon for this idiom is Bella, the family terrier and local guard dog. Bella made sure I knew who was boss every time I visited. She was no bigger than my shoe, but she yipped and herded me to my chair establishing which space was hers and the space she elected to share. She is a small package with immense punch. The new kitchen offers the same impact. Adding a 65 SF box is a small addition, but this tiny package adds tremendous punch to Bella’s domain.


San Antonio, TX (Designed 2010; Built 2010)



Personalized remodel!


323 SF; kitchen w/ office area, dining island, walk-in pantry

Client’s Style:



The Sketch, The Details, The Docs

Lifestyle Features:
  • central dining island with cross-buck doors and panels
  • expanded walk-in pantry for food and utensil storage
  • office niche with file storage, desk space and drop-off zone
  • specialty wine cabinet with built-in wine cooler, glass storage and wine rack
  • designed for future access to laundry/mud room
Environment Solutions:
  • locate gas range and sink near existing hookups to reduce rework
  • replace asbestos-cement siding with low maintenance fiber cement siding
  • mixed species direct-attach wood floor for a timeless and friendly finish
  • solid-surface quartz countertops, recycled, renewed, refreshing
Community Influence
  • invisible addition — only the owners know it’s new
  • updated exterior fabric to maintain architectural compatibility

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