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Featured Collection #5

The focus of this job was marrying the advances of the 21st century with the look and feel of the 19th century, in a home that has been in the family over fifty years. Our customers have the good fortune of being the second generation to raise a family in this Victorian Home. Thus every detail was important to this job in order to preserve the warmth and feel of this home when introducing our ideas. In keeping with the house and furnishings they were drawn to the crackle finish on hickory wood. This aged finish helped capture the warmth they were looking for. The seedy glass, which is used all around the room, makes the kitchen feel like it has been here since the house was built. The huge fireplace, with overstuffed chairs, is warm and inviting and the 100 year old kitchen table is a perfect compliment. All the modern conveniences of stainless steel appliances have been creatively incorporated into the kitchen in order to maintain an ‘old world’ feel, with only the 36” Subzero and 48” Wolf stove highly visible. Improving ergonomics was an important consideration since the kitchen is used by three cooks and has three young children passing through constantly to get to the family room. We decided an island would be a better solution than the peninsula setup they had since peninsula’s tend to waste space and hamper traffic flow in a room. We also suggested getting rid of the double oven to create more counter space and accommodate the 48” Wolf stove they wanted. The kitchen maximizes the use of open cabinetry and glass door cabinetry to allow them to display the things they have gathered over the years. It helps create a better design by breaking up the monotony of the same wood finish everywhere and softens the cabinetry’s overall appearance. This also allows them to change the look of the room, by what is displayed, without renovating the kitchen! CLICK ON PHOTOGRAPHS BELOW TO ENLARGE

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