South of Grand Addition


This addition let the light in to brighten a new kitchen and dining area in a private residence. Located in one of Des Moines’ most desirable historic neighborhoods, the project offers a seamless transition between new and existing while responding to the functional demands of modern life. We chose materials for the new construction to match existing exterior brick veneer, interior millwork and leaded glass.


Cross-hatch accents on the exterior suggest a playful side to the stately home, and are continued on some interior walls. Marble counters and floors provide luxurious finishes, and a kitchen island adds to the ease of entertaining.



Des Moines, Iowa

Project Size:

800 sf


JMA | Studio


+ project completed while in the employ of JMA | Studio



South of Grand Addition


3706 INGERSOLL AVE DES MOINES, IOWA 50312 | 515-279-8818

136 SOUTH DUBUQUE ST IOWA CITY, IOWA 52240 | 515-321-8017