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Mahoney Architects & Interiors: A gourmet retro kitchen

Bruce is the gourmet cook in his family. Surrounded by his girls, his culinary expertise is highly appreciated. He already built a wonderful outdoor barbecue, pizza oven, refrigerator and fireplace adjacent to his outdoor decks and entertainment area. But the kitchen needed help. The home needed other improvements as well and their master bedroom and bath took priority. Bruce patiently waited while his master bedroom and bathroom were remodeled while he dreamed of his new and improved workspace in his kitchen, a wet bar, a walk-in pantry. How about a small sitting area near by where the kids can watch a movie? How about a fireplace too? Bruce and Joy wanted a "retro" look. Forties - ish. A twist on that era but an older style and look to the cabinets and finishes. The kitchen is as bright and cheerful as the talented cook who throws together dinner parties with the ease of Julia Child! The cabinets are custom made and painted in a flat finish for an older feel. The wet bar countertop is a beautiful piece of black marble while the main counter is a bright yellow tile accented with black. Joy said please give me a small desk. A command station for the phone, for messages...and make it close to the garage door! A small built-in desk is conveniently located for the kids to grab their lunches as they race off to school each morning. The nearby walk-in pantry has a screened door - a part of that retro look. The powder room was squeaked into the back corner of the space but it too has an older retro look. Now Bruce is busy looking through his cookbooks and recipes as he finds creative ways to break in his exciting new/retro kitchen...and his girls are close by just waiting! 1058 Redwood Highway | Mill Valley, CA 94941 | phone 415-389-1058 | fax 415-389-1070 6 C Street | Petaluma, CA 94952 | 707-765-0225 ©2005-2008 Mahoney Architects & Interiors. All rights reserved.

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March 19, 2013
meravc wrote:
Where is the fridge? - I am trying to redesign my cramped kitchen, and like this layout and style, but would like to know where the frigde goes ... My kitchen has a wall on the opposing side, and i was considering putting the fridge there... Though it would block the entrance somewhat, i was wondering how you worked it out. Please can you post a picture of the whole kitchen? Thank you.
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Jenny Brown
I like it too. I want to make my kitchen around a antique butcher block. This is the layout I was thinking about. I would put the frig on the opposing wall with a pantry next to it.
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If it has red handles that aren't in a straight row like this one - You can bet it's a Wolf.
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June 16, 2013
s12046 wrote:
My roof is 10ft high, how to make the kitchen cabinets, giving space from roof or please guide me
April 3, 2013
nkrosie wrote:
Where is the light fixture from? Thank you.
June 4, 2012
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March 31, 2012
truvy wrote:
I love the yellow tile color. Brand?

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You needn't commit to an entire room's worth of black to enjoy its aesthetic appeal. Here, an otherwise bright kitchen is nicely accented with gleaming black granite countertops that combine cutting-edge style and smart function.
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4. Maintain a functional kitchen. Even a charming period kitchen needs to appeal to 21st-century buyers. Make sure your kitchen provides plenty of storage and boasts up-to-date appliances. With period charm in the mix, old house lovers will be sold after viewing a kitchen like this one.
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Embrace the era. This is obviously a remodel, but it does show what enhancing things like dated tile counters by matching colors and accessories can do to an older kitchen.

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