Thomas Buckborough & Associates eclectic-kitchen

Thomas Buckborough & Associates

This late 1800's Victorian in Lexington, MA previously had an addition added on to it with a garage, a family room above and a connecting section to the main old house that had the kitchen in it. The trouble was the kitchen was small, awkward and outdated. The clients wanted more stylish materials, a better working area, an eating area, improved circulation and to maintain a visual connection with the family room that was half a floor taller. This wing did not interact on the interior with any of the old rooms in the Victorian part of the home. In addition the owners taste for aesthetics was not to create a "retro-style" kitchen, rather something more "contemporary in feel" was their direction.

The resulting project includes a small 3' deep addition with a cocktail deck overlooking the steep, wooded incline behind the house. This is a lovely new outdoor space directly off the kitchen for a grille and relaxing that they didn't have previously. The new cabinetry has two tones, a dark and a light, with a flat olive wood veneer patchwork of 2"squares for a recessed panel. Glass backsplash tiles, contemporary lighting and fantastic artwork from the home owner's collection complete the creative feel of this space. We are calling it the "Art Deco Revival" kitchen.

The kitchen layout is small but highly functional with a round "standing" island element with a glass countertop that is intended to stop people from entering the cooking zone. A 6 burner Bluestar cooktop is the husbands favorite appliance, while double ovens and a microwave are in a bank of cabinetry on the outside wall.

The cooking area is separated from the entry and circulation with a sculptural stylized column and pediment. A glass countertop accent provides counter seating here where people can perch and chat with the cook. A combination coat closet, pantry, and bookshelf that has the feel of a wardrobe cabinet piece is also in this space. This kitchen is highly stylized while being extremely functional at the same time.
Photographer: ericrothphoto

What Houzzers are commenting on:

lizlewis20 added this to kitchen
July 10, 2014
Deco two tone detail at top wall border. Mirrors?
lindseyarthur13 added this to Art Deco
February 21, 2014
layout of kitchen
bklarsen added this to Family room
February 11, 2014
Round glass bar
trollusk added this to trollusk's Ideas
October 29, 2013
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lisaellen325 added this to lisaellen325's Ideas
August 21, 2013
Dressing the room can ruin amazing design and workmanship. All I can see is the blurr above the table. Flowers, art work and light fitting don't work. They shouldn't be visually touching each other. The light fitting is completely lost in the art and the flowers just add to the confusion. I would suggest maybe two smaller peices of art or photos to either side of the light fitting.
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August 17, 2013
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August 15, 2013
table in kitchen
osteopath13 added this to Kitchen Ideas
July 25, 2013
art deco
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July 22, 2013
Top of unit
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May 16, 2013
Square cut out details
Joanna Lamb added this to Kitchen remodel
March 8, 2013
art deco kitchen
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February 27, 2013
Janice Wasses kitchen!!! ha ha
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February 19, 2013
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