When renowned designer Jean Stoffer walked into the 1931 brick Colonial on Woodward Lane in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she fell in love with the fireplace at the center of the expansive 30-by-16-foot living room. And although it was a beautiful Living Room, Stoffer thought "It could be an exquisite and welcoming kitchen,” fireplace and all.

“I bought the home with the intention of completely remodeling it and selling it,” says Stoffer, who chronicled the renovation on two episodes of her Magnolia Network television show, The Established Home. “It’s a flip, but I call it the ‘slow flip’ because it took over a year. I wanted to maintain its character and repair things the right way.”

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