Bud Dietrich, AIA
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california dreaming - the kitchen eclectic-kitchen

california dreaming - the kitchen

A large center island with overhead skylight and windows overlooking the garden keep this kitchen bright and open as well as connected to the outdoors.

This home was featured on the CBS News Sunday Morning annual design program in the summer of 2010. This show included an interview with Sarah Susanka describing how this home incorporated ideas from her best selling book, "The Not So Big House." The CBS News Sunday Morning program featuring this home can be seen at http://tinyurl.com/38lumme

Visit http://tinyurl.com/3hdtrky to see more photos including some before pictures of this home.

Photography by Tony May

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March 10, 2015
Deb Rittelmann wrote:
Who is the window manufacturer, please? Thanks!
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Bud Dietrich, AIA

Kolbe Windows

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November 8, 2014
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It was a few years back so I don't recall exactly. I'm pretty sure that it is a Lightolier fixture and that each piece (track, lamps, etc.) have to be specified separately.
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July 22, 2012
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As a point of reference, the ceiling height in the photo is 8 feet. Are you working with an electrician or kitchen designer? If so, they should be able to give some guidance based on the specifics of your situation.
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