going modern in wyoming

In 1954 Tracy McCracken, the one-time newspaper owner and Wyoming Democratic chairman, built a home in Cheyenne. Through the years he entertained the likes of Harry Truman and John Kennedy at his classic ranch and if the walls of his galley kitchen lined with yellow and fuchsia metal cabinets fashionable in the day could talk, they would have some great tales to tell.

Fast forward to our century and the current owners who preserved features like the original terrazzo floors but finally determined a major kitchen overhaul was unavoidable. (Make note of the before image in the photo gallery). Determined to keep the existing galley imprint they modernized with high gloss acrylic kabi cabinets--a fresh take on the high sheen on the metal units they were replacing. Other improvements include a host of custom drawer and cabinet features, a built in bench, and display shelving. The sheen of the turquoise doors and drawers combined with brushed aluminum upper cabinets result in a high functioning and beautiful 21st century kitchen with a mid-century modern mindset.