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Nob Hill Residence farmhouse-kitchen
 

Nob Hill Residence

French-inspired kitchen remodel

Architect: Carol Sundstrom, AIA
Contractor: Phoenix Construction
Photography: © Kathryn Barnard
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August 14, 2014
Marika Mill Valley wrote:
What is the exceptionally beautiful stone on the island piece!
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Marika Mill Valley
Thank you--and a different stone was used on the counterop?
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Yes, Calacatta marble. I believe it is tagged in a different photo.
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May 7, 2014
joathome wrote:
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We had a cabinetmaker make a custom piece for the back. It has a set of drawers in the middle and a quarter-round overhang on each corner to park 2 stools.
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so excited to get my first reply to my first question on Houzz. How kind! There are a lot of very clever people out there. Thank you from Jo in Harrogate, England.
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January 12, 2014
mfantasia wrote:
I love this idea. how high is the island piece?
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They are vintage light fixtures, from an antique lighting store.
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tammythiesse
I LOVE the light fixtures!
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December 17, 2013
a12noelle wrote:
What kind of stove is that? I am looking for a vintage-style stove!
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THE FRENCH BARN
It is indeed, Cluny (40") model to be exact in Delft Blue with brass finishes. All 19 Lacanche models are available in 24 stunning colors, so the options are virtually unlimited!

Please check our website www.french-barn.com for more info, or if you are in the US, contact Art Culinaire (www.frenchranges.com) and one of us will be happy to help you!

Cheers,

Patrick
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Elisa Waysenson
Thank you Patrick :)
Yes, if you would like some information about Lacanche French Ranges in the US, you can email me directly at elisa@frenchranges.com
Happy New Year and Patrick, would adore to talk to you since it seems like we have the same passion!
Merci beaucoup!!!
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September 27, 2013
Signature Kitchens, Inc. wrote:
Where are the light fixtures above the island from - Love them
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They are vintage fixtures.
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May 31, 2013
tdrotar wrote:
Is the buffet-island an actual piece of furniture converted for use or can I purchase this somewhere?
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No, I don't. But, we matched the front as closely as possible. On each end, there is rounded part that does not have cabinetry below it. That is where two stools are stored, one on each end.
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Melina White
Such beauty brought out by your design!
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January 24, 2013
vintagegirl08 wrote:
This kitchen is so full of character-love it! I would love to know what colors of paint were used on the ceil
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Benjamin Moore OC-95 Navajo White and 1563 Quiet Moments
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November 22, 2012
a79283 wrote:
Very cool lights. Would you share where to find them? Thanks much
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They are vintage light fixtures, found at an antique store that specializes in light fixtures.
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August 13, 2012
elkrn wrote:
what brand is the stove - love the style and colour!
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Joanne Heidkamp
The blue on the ceiling is absolutely gorgeous. Lovely room.
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brookemitch
I am having this island replicated! It is absolutely gorgeous! Is there anyway you can take a picture or have pictures of the stools that you can post? Thanks! Beautiful work!
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Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Face Frame
An inset design is created when a cabinet door and drawer front are placed in the same plane as the face frame. This type of design has a more traditional aesthetic, as this is an older way of building cabinetry and furniture.A variation on the inset design is adding a bead to the face frame. This creates a small shadow line around each door and drawer, giving the cabinet an even more traditional feel.
In this gorgeous French-inspired kitchen, an elaborate buffet makes a très chic island. The green marble top was extended at the back to make a counter with storage space for two stools underneath.
Kathryn Peltier Design added this to Inspiring Ideas for Vintage Kitchen Islands
If you happen to own an interesting piece like this, not only will it make a statement, it will also provide good storage. In this kitchen, a cabinetmaker added storage onto the back, making it even more useful. Having a countertop made to follow the lines of the piece gives it an especially nice, custom look. Prices for buffets are all over the place. You might be able to find a small one for under $100, but the bigger, more ornate pieces can go for $700 and up.
… or act as a kitchen island when resurfaced with a granite top, as in this enviable kitchen. (It’s hard for me, as someone who loves to cook, to decide which is more awesome: the buffet-cum-island or the incredible blue range, which makes me green with envy.)

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