I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since I last posted. I admit, it has been a very busy time. In addition to the new construction Neoclassical home we’re working on, we have a renovation project in Newton happening as well. It’s far enough along that Sally and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and I thought I’d share a few progress shots.
First, a floor plan for context. We worked within the kitchen foot print, refining and reconfiguring the layout to respond to how they live today. The major change was converting the back entry area into a walk in pantry. We oriented the home office so it looks out over the back yard and swimming pool, while the mud room off the garage received a full makeover with more storage and places to put down “stuff”, hang keys, charge phones, etc.
For inspiration, we looked to the work of Gil Schafer
and my favorite blogger/interior designer from Belgium, Greet LeFevre.
Sally tweaked the Gestalt of these images as only she can. A little more modern/contemporary and styled to the American palette. Our client selected the hexagonal onyx for behind the range top and stainless steel/glass Miele exhaust hood. (which is not drawn in the sketch.) The walnut and glazed rift cut white oak at the bottom left were selected for the island and cabinetry respectively.
Working thru the exact wash/glaze took some time. Much depended on the color of the wood/veneer it was being applied to. None of these were quite right…
So… what does the kitchen look like?
One of the elevation sketches of the fridge/oven wall in the kitchen.
The kitchen island, with it’s integrated glass top table.
I took these two photographs late last week. The counter tops have just been templated and are in production at Cumar Marble and Granite. The glass table top is in storage and will be installed at the very last moment. The folks from King and Company in New Hampshire were a huge help in engineering and fabricating the table base. Cabinetry is by Detail Woodworking. The floor will be sanded, bleached, glazed and then a painted translucent stone pattern will be added prior to the usual two finish coats of sealer. (Thank you dave Taubenaek and Zoe Design!)
Family room millwork is in the right foreground…
I’ll cover the pantry, home office and mud room in separate posts.
Sally and I have a few openings in our fall schedule for additional projects. We’d be delighted to chat with you!
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