Finished Kitchen

histokitchJuly 26, 2010

I guess the cobbler's kids finally have new shoes. I've learned a lot from my own kitchen clients and from this forum. Lots of fabulous design on this site.

Before:

After:

Another view:

Favorite detail:

I'll post a link to the rest of the gallery for anyone who wants to see more.

Details: The house is an 1895 Tudor Revival with a couple modern additions on it. Hopefully the kitchen bridges the two periods of construction in the house.

Cabinets: Crown Point. Farrow & Ball Shaded White paint, Sapele stained cabinetry. Banquette, open shelves, and tv cabinet by local custom cabinetmaker. Polished nickel hardware.

Counters: honed Virginia Mist granite and Carrara marble

Backsplash: Bejmat tiles in white, 2" x 6", Mosaic House. Antique glass resilvered, Olde Good Things.

Faucets: Wingnut by Sonoma Forge in Rustic Nickel.

Fridges: Subzero, Range: Wolf 48AG with grill (love)

Hood: Modernaire, custom.

Lighting: Salvage

Here is a link that might be useful: histokitch's gallery

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shannonplus2

Oh, it's stunning. I especially like the Julia-Child-esque pot wall. Can you share details about putting that together?

Also, your wood floors are gorgeous. Can you share details about the floor?

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 11:59AM
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cat_mom

Wow! That looks terrific! I'm not a huge skylight fan (like them in others homes, but never wanted them for myself), but yours are so perfect over the sink--love them in the curved/angled part of the ceiling.

Not that I need a fridge that large, but I am lusting after it anyway!!!!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 12:01PM
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histokitch

The floor is quartersawn white oak, natural. The pegboard is from Lowes, set out from the wall with strips of wood, and then trimmed with the same trim around the doors and windows. I painted it with leftover cabinet paint. The hooks are from Home Depot. The finish carpenter thought it was all a bad idea and that it wouldn't hold up, so I told him it was really cheap to make so I didn't mind. He likes it now that it's done. I love having everything there but I'm manic about the pots being on the right hooks. I need a Paul to draw in the outlines for me.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 12:04PM
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rhome410

After reading your helpful comments and suggestions over the years, I was excited to see your post and pretty sure I'd love the result...and it didn't disappoint! It's wonderful, of course!! The range area is so much cleaner and calmer. I can imagine going crazy if people put the pans away 'wrong.' I have some cabinet shelves like that...Everything fits perfectly unless some careless dishwasher clearer fouls it all up! ;-)

The wider doorway with the dbl doors at the end are a great touch. I particularly love the fridge/pantry wall, the table area, and the warmth of the butler's pantry.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 12:14PM
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flwrs_n_co

Stunning transformation! I love the pot peg board, open shelves, and light fixtures! I'm lusting after your range and fridge. Your new space looks so much more open and airy. Enjoy!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 12:25PM
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francoise47

Stunningly gorgeous and homey all at the same time. I love the blend of vintage and industrial and all the details and textures. Bravo!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 12:42PM
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zeebee

It's gorgeous and classy. I especially love the built-ins flanking the refrigerator, the eating nook, and the wonderful job you did around the range.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 1:04PM
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sabjimata

I am in love. Especially with your lighting choices.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 1:07PM
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junicb

Love it! Love it love it love it!

The cabinets on both sides are Shaded White? Would you mind sharing what kind of light you get in your kitchen and how the Shaded White reads in person?

Thanks!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 1:11PM
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lazy_gardens

I like the "before" hood with pot racks.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 1:15PM
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petra66_gw

Lovely kitchen, I especially like your choice of backsplash tiles.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 1:23PM
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chris45ny

Loving the vintage look but it's so very modern and functional at the same time. Such a nice, cozy eating area. Great idea-peg board pot rack. Also in lust with your stove and fridge!! Enjoy your amazing kitchen.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 1:26PM
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wizardnm

I love what you have done, I could cook there!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 1:32PM
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rjr220

Oh, the character of this kitchen is now so much more like your description of your house. I love the open shelves -- especially over the range, your hood, the double doors. Fabulous job. thank you for posting!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 1:44PM
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trailrunnerbiker

So many of my favorite things ! Skylight in the kitchen, salvage, open shelves, white cabs...old house. You did a great job. Lots to admire. c

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 1:58PM
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trailrunnerbiker

So many of my favorite things ! Skylight in the kitchen, salvage, open shelves, white cabs...old house. You did a great job. Lots to admire. c

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 2:01PM
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mnhockeymom

Absolutely stunning - I keep coming back to peek over and over at the pictures! Your granite has nice movement in it, makes me think I need to reconsider VM. The backsplash and lights have me green with envy...loving every bit of it!

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rookie_2010

Oh I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!!! I love everything but my favorites are the cabinets flanking the frig, the faucets and most of all the lighting!

What a beautiful kitchen, thank you for sharing!!!!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 2:01PM
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malhgold

Fantastic!!!! Everything blends really nicely. So glad you posted a close up of the backsplash tiles, they're beautiful. Congratulations on a fabulous job...and if you ever tire of your refrigerator, you know where to find me! Enjoy!!!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 2:05PM
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bmorepanic

Very, very very, Nice! I like your colors, the proportions of painted to wood to metals.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 2:13PM
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florantha

You've done a great job achieving the "look" many on this form are seeking, the early 20th century kitchen. I suppose that it is a servantless kitchen, since you have put a good rug and not a castoff in there?

The flanking cupboards are very well done, capturing the spirit of those kitchens perfectly! Imagine one of the early refrigerators or an ice box in there...

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 2:16PM
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marthavila

OMG, Wowee and Hot Damn! Histokitch, this is amazing. I've been following your posts for a long time here and knowing that we share a love and respect for old houses, I've been especially curious to see the kitchen reveal of a preservation pro such as you. Then, when you posted those incredible fixtures the other day to the Steampunk thread, you really revived my longstanding interest in seeing what you've been up to. Even so, nothing that came before quite prepared me for the thrill of seeing your finished kitchen today. It's a masterpiece!

Everything about this kitchen tells a love story. The warmth of the space radiates a hearth-like, cozy atmosphere even at the same time your color scheme and use of open shelving, and lots of glass and light makes it feel very "open" in and of itself. The fridge/pantry wall is genius, of course. As is the sink/range run with marvelous pot rack and hood. But, going from the general to the particular,I'm especially blown away by the details. From the backsplash tile, to those incredible Sonoma Forge faucets, the rug (please tell us more about it- I'm looking for something like it), and, of course, the "steampunk" fixtures. It's a love story indeed! One I'm totally into. In fact, yours is one of those special kitchens that is more than the latest addition to my all GW all-time faves" folder. Honestly, Histokitch -- if I were not pretty much done with my own remodel at this point, your kitchen would inspire me to stop in my tracks and start all over again. Brava! Two thumbs up! (And lots of drool) :-)

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 2:19PM
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nishka

I love your kitchen. It is so clean and stylish, old yet modern at the same time.

Every time I see a kitchen like this it makes me wish I had the style of house to go with it. My house is traditional, early 2000 housing boom southern suburb.

If you live down here, you know what I am talking about.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 2:22PM
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pricklypearcactus

Wow! I love it! I especially love the hood and how it fits beautifully into the slanted detail of the ceiling. Your window is stunning and brings in so much light. I also love the salvaged lighting. Not sure if you have kids, but I could see children loving that eating nook with the banquette: the feeling of being in a cozy nook eating, doing homework, or drawing and of course giggling while mom or dad are actually nearby keeping an eye/ear out for trouble. Your kitchen is unique in layout and material and I really love it.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 2:27PM
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countrygal_905

It's beautiful!! Enjoy!! Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 2:36PM
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doonie

Your kitchen is perfectly paired to your 1895 Tudor. What an excellent job you have done. It looks sooo good and sooo right. I love the antiqued nickel looking faucets, actually all your metals have a gorgeous patina. The hood works spot on too! I haven't seen that beautiful backsplash tile used before. Perfection. Congratualations on a space well done!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 2:45PM
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gsciencechick

Wow! Love the skylights, lighting, and the nook eating area.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 2:55PM
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kateskouros

it's so beautiful! very nice marriage of the new kitchen with the rest of the house. i think it's quite perfect! enjoy your new space!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 3:13PM
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bestyears

Oh I love your kitchen... that's a kitchen I would buy a house for -just for that kitchen, no matter what the rest of the house looked like, even though in your case the rest of the house probably looks pretty great too!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 4:50PM
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histokitch

Thanks for all the props. I thought about the kitchen for five years, so it's fun to see it in real life. It's good to see some long time names I recognize. Marthavila, the rug is from my favorite rug stores in Lambertville, NJ, which is a really cute little town if you get out of the city. It is tribal, from Turkey, and I think about 50 years old. The dang puppy likes to chew on it. Grrr. The kids love the banquette, and we all eat in there most of our meals. Someone above mentioned the original hood/potrack. I thought it was cool, too, until I used it. I'm 5'11" and I can't tell you how many pots came clattering down as I was cooking. It got to where it didn't even scare me that much.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 5:51PM
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minette99

Oh, I love it, too!! I'd love to see more pics! You've done some wonderful details. I'm not a fan of pot racks hanging over something, but I love pots on a wall so I love what you did there. The lighting is gorgeous. And everything else is, well, perfect! Congrats!! :)
Can I just ask you where is the microwave?

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 5:55PM
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sayde

Beautiful kitchen -- looks so suited to the house! Wonderful choices-- everything works so well together. It looks warm and functional and "real," a place you can really work in and live in -- just the right amount of dark and light, rustic and polished, everything perfectly balanced. All your planning really paid off and yet it looks so natural as though it just had to be the way it is. Bravo!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 6:10PM
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histokitch

Minette the microwave is in the pantry on the left of the fridge. There are outlets in there. You might be able to see it through the glass doors. One of the (few) choices made of form over function, but since we don't cook in it, wasn't much of a sacrifice.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 6:28PM
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minette99

ah, I see the MW now, thanks! The hood is so pretty! I'm so glad you posted these pics... I have a range against the wall and have been considering do a nice hood like yours while trying to figure out where to put my MW and I wasn't sure about how the hood would look against the wall like yours. I love what you did with the hood and the MW! I did my kitchen 2 yrs ago but the lack of the hood has always bothered me. Really, great pics and lovely kitchen!!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 6:40PM
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wolfgang80

Wow, what a fantastic kitchen.
How deep are your lower cabs on the stove and sink run?

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 6:59PM
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cat_mom

histokitch, are you near Lambertville? DH has cousins there. We've not been, but have been to New Hope (such a cute town!) which I know is just over the bridge.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 9:52PM
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niffy

LOVE this! Extra kudos for your beautiful fridge wall, the shelf behind your range, and your breakfast nook. The lights are a perfect touch in your space.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 10:16PM
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sochi

So, so very wonderful! Your kitchen is certainly one of my all-time favourites. Thank you for sharing.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 10:59PM
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vampiressrn

Awesome...you did a GREAT JOB!!!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 11:29PM
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firstmmo

Absolutely wonderful! Love the fact that you took the backsplash all the way up the wall and I love your choice of tile. The modern industrial melding of styles really gives this kitchen a flair. Take more pictures!!! I can't see the lovely marble area..and since I was banned from marble anywhere, I live vicariously, so please do post so I can ooh and ahhhh :)

    Bookmark   July 27, 2010 at 12:24AM
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eastbaymom

What great lighting finds! I love how taking out the one upper cabinet to the right of the sink totally brightened up that whole run of countertop, and gave your sink and windows room to shine.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2010 at 12:40AM
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michellemarie

Looks like a kitchen that should be on the cover of a magazine! I just have to go get my baby to sleep so I can spend more time looking at the photos of your fabulous kitchen! I love, love, love it!

    Bookmark   July 27, 2010 at 9:30AM
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becky_jo

Histokitch - - Mm Mm Mm!!

You did a great job - -love the Julia Child'ish pot rack!!
I want the upper shelving that you have in my remodel -- Would you mind telling me how far apart your shelves are from each other? How tall are the ceilings?
tks -Becky

    Bookmark   July 27, 2010 at 9:51AM
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mnhockeymom

histokitch - quick question regarding the ledge behind your range...how deep is that? did you build it out and then have your cabs set away from the wall the same distance so that they'd be flush with the range (and also then your countertops would be that much deeper)? Any insight would be much appreciated!

still keep coming back to peek at your pics - LOVELY!

    Bookmark   July 27, 2010 at 9:59AM
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chana_goanna

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous...that's all I can say. I'm not sure how you got all that stainless steel to look as if it time-travelled from 1915 in perfect condition, but you did! I already told you how much I LOVE those built-ins flanking the fridge, but I have to tell you again. Stunning design in every detail.

May I ask what your salvage source was for the lights? I'm in NJ and am hoping you can point me to a source for all that steampunkity goodness.

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gobruno

It's beautiful! I love, love your rug. If my dog chewed a rug like that, he'd be a rug! :) Just kidding, our dog has slowly destroyed our house, and we still love him! I love the homey, cozy, and timeless feel of your kitchen. Great job!

    Bookmark   July 27, 2010 at 1:05PM
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histokitch

Lights were from Olde Good Things in NY and Paris Market in Savannah. My favorite little pet pendant over the sink was taken out of the Philadelphia Civic Center. They told me the glass from my mirror was taken out of the Flatiron Building in NYC. If that is true, I am in preservationist heaven. It's a good story at the least. The fireplace mantel is a 200 year old barn beam I picked up at New Jersey Barn Company. The ledge is 6" deep behind the range and the counters on that side are 30" deep. The cabinets are standard 24" and we just set them out and put some 2x4s back there. The wall shelves are 13" deep and probably about a foot apart. The lowest one is 18" above the counter. The ceilings are 99" in the center of the room. I think that's most of the answers.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2010 at 1:23PM
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chana_goanna

Thanks!!! (and very cool sources--the Flatiron Building--whoa!)

    Bookmark   July 27, 2010 at 1:54PM
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mnhockeymom

great! thank you so much for the info!

    Bookmark   July 27, 2010 at 3:26PM
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elizpiz

What a wonderful kitchen! So many beautiful details - I especially love the lights from Olde Good Things, your fantastic floor, the rug, the shelving behind the range - that POT WALL - wow. It truly suits your beautiful home.

May I ask if the piece that's hanging on the wall 'round the corner from your fridge is also from Turkey? We bought a similar piece in Turkey a few years ago and I haven't gotten around to hanging it up...you are inspiring me!

Congrats on a truly amazing kitchen!
Eliz

    Bookmark   July 27, 2010 at 9:59PM
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shelayne

Truly beautiful! I love your lighting--it is perfecto for your space! Great wall pot rack that just fits so well!

Wowzers!

    Bookmark   July 27, 2010 at 10:19PM
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redroze

Gorgeous, just divine. I love all the copper accents (pots, light fixtures) and the honed Virgina Mist. That backsplash is one of a kind and brings in a subtle copper colour. Amazing.

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histokitch

Elizpiz the saddle bags are from Turkey, too. I stitched the bottom one closed at the center and sewed three hooks on the back and hung it up. I'm not very crafty but it seems to have worked. You have one of my favorite kitchens on the site, by the way.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2010 at 6:49AM
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prill

WOW WOW WOW - perfect. Congratulations on an excellent job. You must be loving your new kitchen.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2010 at 7:54AM
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lisa_a

Sigh.... May I have your kitchen? Please? It's gorgeous in every way. I've added it to my inspiration file. Thanks for sharing!

    Bookmark   July 28, 2010 at 2:01PM
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jsweenc

histokitch, I'm so glad to see your full finished kitchen finally!!! Not that I've been around long enough to feel like it took forever, but I was intrigued from the first time I saw it months ago. I love everything about it, but my favorite is the built-in china cabinets. (Too late for me to be jealous... in fact I considered doing something like that and ruled it out because of the space but I still LOVE the look.) I also love the industrial touches, saw your post on steampunk too. You have done an amazing job transforming your kitchen and not only maintaining, but adding to the character and personality of your house. Oh, I also love the dining niche! Was it always your dining space?

Love it all! Congratulations!

    Bookmark   July 28, 2010 at 3:46PM
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rosie

Well, this is probably fairly redundant, but I truly love your kitchen (and the other rooms, too). I could work there VERY happily. Enjoy!

    Bookmark   July 28, 2010 at 9:03PM
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dianalo

I love how it is warm and cool, retro, yet modern and all very pretty and comfy looking!
When you get a chance, can you tell me about your pop up outlet? Thanks!

    Bookmark   July 28, 2010 at 9:26PM
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holligator

There is just so much to LOVE about this kitchen. The stove ledge, the pot rack, the awesome light above the sink, the other awesome lights, the fab fridge, the gorgeous backsplash, the wonderful floors... I love the new use of the nook, too. It makes me want to stop by for a cup of coffee--and I don't even drink coffee! :)

Congrats on pulling off such a wonderful transformation--it's one of the great ones here.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2010 at 9:44PM
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homey_bird

Fantastic job. The kitchen looks really pretty and especially love the hanging pots -- very pleasing arrangement!

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histokitch

Dianalo, it's a Lew Electric PUFP CT-SS. They're GFCI, so there's no special wiring required. Code requires an outlet every two feet, so with windows down to the counter I needed something like this. They were expensive; maybe $200 a piece or something. People also have used Grommets, but I think they require being plugged into a GFCI outlet under the counter or something, and the pop-up tower did not appeal to me as a look. It's basically a pop-up power strip.

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sadie709

Beautiful work. How do you like the stove in the corner? I'm thinking of putting my beast in the corner. I now have a 12" cabinet next to my 30" stove but the new vintage stove is 40" and the small cabinet must go. I love the look of it tucked in there with the peg board on the wall. A very creative solution even if you did steal it from Julia!

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elizpiz

Thks histokitch - a saddle bag - who knew! I just liked the look of it when we bought it. Ours is smaller than your, with only one "pouch". We had thought in the past about hanging it and putting rustic tools inside (kinda like an ethnic toolbelt :-) Need to see where it will fit in the new scheme of things.

Definitely need to put that up - esp when I see how great it looks in your beautiful home.

Eliz

    Bookmark   July 29, 2010 at 9:50AM
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histokitch

Hi, Sadie. Yes, shamelessly stolen from Julia, and I love it. The range has a 15" cabinet to the left that has trays below and potholders in the drawer. The previous range was a 60" commercial one, so there were only a few inches between the range and the wall. That I did not like. This feels roomier and allows me to vent directly out the wall of the house. Pots and potholders are right there, and there is a landing spot if I need to pull something off, but I usually don't even use those burners unless the kids and I are cooking at the same time.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2010 at 9:56AM
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susied3

It's a jewel! I want your lights! And, everything else for that matter.
Congratulations, I think your peg board is fantastic, and love how you were to able to incorporate really old, with very modern. (the lights, and the modern open shelves) What a great imagination you have!

    Bookmark   July 29, 2010 at 2:21PM
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babushka_cat

histokitch -

your kitchen is stunning! love the hardwood floors and the backspash tile is delicious -like a tactile painting. i am sure those tiles are even more beautiful in person. and love the hood solution you came up with. just lovely.

question on your virginia mist honed granite - how are you liking it? i am struggling with counter top selection and this is one i am considering as a more durable alternative than soapstone. any feedback on that product would be most helpful - ie: does it show smudges and fingerprints or fairly carefree? any info is appreciated.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2010 at 1:24PM
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arlosmom

I can't believe I almost missed this one! We were without power for three days and I'm only now getting caught up on everything.

Histokitch, I lovelovelove your space. The fridge wall is fabulous. I love the cabinets flanking that marvelous fridge. I love the vintage lights. We did that in our kitchen too, but yours are much funkier and cooler than ours. I love the ledge behind the stove -- I wish I'd have thought of that. And I adore the Julia pot wall.

And maybe most important -- you have a weimaraner!!!!

Awesome space. Enjoy.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2010 at 4:02PM
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histokitch

We are Weimaraner junkies. Buried two old ones this winter and got this nut in between. Going to a puppy from 14 and 15 year olds is nuts. Babushka--honed Virginia Mist is great. No maintenance issues so far. The counter has been in use since March. No oiling, no staining, clean with a sponge, etc. It feels good to the touch and looks pretty.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2010 at 5:16PM
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pickle2

What a subtle, beautiful kitchen. All the details just speak to me...the salvage lighting, the faucet, the tile. Nothing cookie-cutter. The kitchen has all the modern conveniences, but looks as if it has always been there. It's really...perfect.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2010 at 9:16PM
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bostonpam

Absolutely beautiful. I LOVE your lighting. Such a wonderful job of mixing old with new. Replacing the slab doors also make a big difference too.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2010 at 9:18PM
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kimmieb

Absolutely beautiful and very unique. I'm a light fixture 'ho and I luv urs. Enjoy!

    Bookmark   August 1, 2010 at 10:47PM
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louisianapurchase

Oh, I have been so waiting to see your finished kitchen! I had seen a couple of preview shots awhile back and have been on the lookout ever since. I think your before kitchen was delightful but your new space is amazing. And I know, better suited to the style of your home. I love so much about it but those light fixtures are divine. I especially wanted to see your finished space since you hit the nail on the head with my design inspiration (Hays Town).

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histokitch

LApurchase, you're sweet. I can't remember if I told you in your original post, but one of the most influential days of my life was spent with Hays Town touring his own house and others in Baton Rouge. Well into his 80s he was remarkably with it. I've strived in my own work for his sense of timelessness mixed with artistic identity. It's a huge challenge! I definitely don't always find that sweet spot.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2010 at 5:53PM
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louisianapurchase

Oh, he was the real deal. I never knew him personally, but I know many of his homes. Every time I am in Baton Rouge and I pass his personal residence I always say one day I am going to wheel in there if for nothing else but to touch a wall! One of his homes is for sale across the river from where I live. The other day I was in that area (and knowing from the real estate ad it was empty) pulled right on in! Touched, smelled, oohed, ahhed, absorbed it all in. It is the last house in his book by the way. I texted my husband afterwards to let him know how that had made my day, his repy, "You are so weird!".

    Bookmark   August 13, 2010 at 6:10PM
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bobbie46

Beautiful Kitchen! I'm in Baton Rouge too. Where did you find the Modernaire hood? Also, where did you find the countertops and backsplash? Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2010 at 10:25AM
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staceyneil

Hi histokitch-

I saw one photo of this kitchen in the steampunk thread and had to do a search for more. Like everyone else who's responded, I absolutely LOVE your choices (and your dogs: we have the feline equivalent, I think: lilac point siamese...)

May I ask about your shelving??? I'm helping a friend with her kitchen and she really wants floating shelves. However, she also wants to store dishes and other heavier items on them. I've been trying to convince her to go with simple barckets, but now that I have seen yours, I know she'd love them. Did you fabricate the wire end support or buy them someplace? Is the shelf itself supported on a fancy welded-rod system in the wall, or just a cleat that slides into the back of the shelf? I would LOVE to hear details if you have a moment.

And once again, congratulations on a really beautiful, homey, elegant, friendly, perfect kitchen :)

Stacey

    Bookmark   October 22, 2010 at 8:10AM
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histokitch

I'm surprised this thread hasn't rolled off to the great beyond yet. Things move fast on the kitchen forum.

bobbie46--I totally missed your question. I don't look every day. Sorry! I ordered the hood directly from Modernaire and just sent them a drawing of what I wanted. I actually live in New Jersey but am originally from the south, which was why I made the Hays Town pilgrimage to Baton Rouge. My tiles are from Mosaic House in New York and the counters are just plain old Carrara marble and Virginia Mist granite, which are pretty ubiquitous these days.

Stacey--The shelves have a wood cleat nailed to the studs. Nothing fancy. My contractor found the wire shelf support system. I imagine it's fairly standard. All the pieces came in a box together. My only gripe is that the ceiling is slanted and the top piece is not, so there's a little triangular gap up there. My dishes and bowls are heavy. So far, no worries. I'm using something similar in my office/bathroom redo I'm in the middle of now. This kitchen project seems so far away and was just finished in July!

    Bookmark   October 22, 2010 at 11:01AM
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staceyneil

Thank you!
I'm googling and can't find it yet... I assume you meant that the wire pieces came all in package, not the wood cleat as well? Your contractor built a plywood sort of box for each shelf that slipped over the cleat, and then bought the hanging wire parts separately? Or- do I misunderstand? (Sorry to be a pain, but it's just PERFECT and I would love to figure this out!)
Thank you so much-
Stacey

    Bookmark   October 22, 2010 at 12:03PM
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staceyneil

Is this the one?

    Bookmark   October 22, 2010 at 12:16PM
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histokitch

CR Laurence makes mine. It looks similar to what you have there, but maybe less bulky? I'll take close-up pictures later and add them to the album. The bottom support was cut off, too. They're designed to go from floor to ceiling. You're correct about how the shelf was constructed.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2010 at 1:33PM
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staceyneil

Thanks so much... that is very helpful info!

    Bookmark   October 22, 2010 at 3:19PM
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francoise47

Dear histokitch: Your kitchen has so many amazing features. I am surprised that no one commented on your very cool pro SZ fridge. Are you loving it?

    Bookmark   November 9, 2010 at 7:44PM
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dmwbcc

I love it! I'd really love more info on your shelves! :) We have a very similar situation, a small area to the right of the window, an upper just doesn't look right right there!

Deanna

    Bookmark   November 21, 2010 at 2:24PM
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ae2ga

WOW! It's really pretty. I like the way you have no up cabinets on the stove/sink side but have the extra storage on the fridge side. Very light - beautifull.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2010 at 3:50PM
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debrak2008

This thread was link in a current thread. I had never seen this kitchen. Thought it warranted a bump.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 8:03PM
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