Michael Merrill Design Studio, Inc
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San Francisco Kitchen modern-kitchen

San Francisco Kitchen

While keeping the exterior intact, this 815 square foot freestanding, Edwardian home was gutted and reframed to accommodate a clean, crisp, ultramodern design. Small and compact, the new layout widened the existing gallery while also making the residence's only closet more efficient and accessible. Barn doors help to accentuate the height of the residence's ceiling. The bathroom's entry was moved from the kitchen to the gallery. The details help to make the bathroom, which is just over 50 square feet, feel quite spacious. Lastly, custom cabinetry in the chef's kitchen maximizes storage while providing a clean, contemporary feeling. (2006-2008)

Photos © John Sutton Photography

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July 13, 2012
jchan110 wrote:
What brand of sink is this? - I am trying to choose my single basin sink and I would LOVE to know what you chose for this beautiful kitchen. Thank you so much.
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Rustica Hardware
Not sure if this is the exact sink but I found one that is 30-1/2 x 17-1/2. You can see more details about it here: http://rusticahardware.com/large-single-bowl-undermount-one-half-radius-sink/
    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 11:34AM
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Michael Merrill Design Studio, Inc
Normally we use Blanco or Franke sinks.
    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 10:30AM
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July 11, 2012
gretchie wrote:
Can you tell me about the counter material? - What is it made of? What's the color and finish? thx.
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Michael Merrill Design Studio, Inc
Quarter-sawn oak
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Wendy Hoechstetter
The finish was custom done, and as such, cannot be purchased.
    Bookmark   July 28, 2012 at 1:42AM
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January 22, 2011
seashel wrote:
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Could you comment more on the treatment process? I'm trying to direct my cabinet maker (who has come up with six unsatisfactory samples) How many steps are there to the finish, is it oil based or stain and poly? Any information you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
    Bookmark   October 26, 2014 at 1:29PM
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Michael Merrill Design Studio, Inc
I don't have any detailed notes on this finish. I am sure your finisher can create some samples that you will be happy with. Sometimes it takes longer than expected.
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