Urrutia Design
Architects & Building Designers
Mill Valley, CA transitional-kitchen

Mill Valley, CA

Jason Urrutia & Martha Carvalho-PRINCIPALS/URRUTIA DESIGN
Photography by Matt Sartain

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March 5, 2013
remodel22 wrote:
What wood was used on the floors (bamboo or select hickory) and are they a natural stain?
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The wood is White Oak... it's solid, not veneered. No stain was used.
--Jason Urrutia/Urrutia Design
1 Like    Bookmark   March 5, 2013 at 7:47AM
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Oak & Broad
Beyond that it looks like they used a water borne clear poly finish as well. That allows the wood to keep its natural color and not turn overly golden from an oil based finish.
    Bookmark   March 5, 2013 at 8:05AM
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February 13, 2013
mtartick wrote:
Is the sink in the island the main sink - Wondering about the marble counters durabilityJ
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It is the main and only sink in this kitchen.
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    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 7:19AM
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February 13, 2013
David McIntosh wrote:
What color are those cabinet bottoms? - Is that a true black or an expresso brown/black?
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The cabinets are a true black. They are painted with an oil-based paint in a semi-gloss sheen.
--Jason Urrutia/Urrutia Design
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February 11, 2013
onlyashley wrote:
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Can you tell me what paint color is on the accent wall? Is it a brown?
    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 7:47AM
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The paint color is brown. It's Benjamin Moore-980.
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    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 8:37AM
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November 10, 2012
Jeanne Exner wrote:
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LOFT Industrial Glass Pendant Lighting in black · More Info
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Loft Simple Iron Pendant Lighting in Matte Finish · More Info
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October 9, 2012
mdjoyce wrote:
Could you please tell me where you found the kitchen stools? Thank you
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The stools were custom made by Urrutia Design.
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    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 11:24PM
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October 8, 2012
lmwright wrote:
Did Urrutia Design do the architecture too? This is a very unique and interesting floorplan! - The interior design is beautiful too and really accentuates the clever layout of space. Love it!
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Thank you for the link! That really is a cool floor plan. I will keep you guys in mind! Do you have any other representative work online?
    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 6:41AM
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Yes, Urrutia Design did the architecture as well.
--Jason Urrutia/Urrutia Design
    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 5:38PM
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January 3, 2012
susanwhitesell wrote:
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The island is roughly 4' x 12' (36"T). It sits 5 people comfortably. There is an under-counter refrigerator and dishwasher in the island opposite the range.
--Jason Urrutia/Urrutia Design
    Bookmark   January 4, 2012 at 8:41AM
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January 2, 2012
jmorin wrote:
Patio doors are they sliding doors ? and who makes them?
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The doors were purchased through Glass Concepts in San Rafael, CA. They're basically a "bi-folding" system that glide along a track.
--Jason Urrutia/Urrutia Design
    Bookmark   January 2, 2012 at 6:22AM
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Thank you.
Beautiful sliding patio doors are hard to find.
    Bookmark   January 2, 2012 at 7:09AM
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October 22, 2011
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White Carrera Marble. Jason Urrutia/Urrutia Design
    Bookmark   October 22, 2011 at 2:06PM
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October 7, 2011
cchu wrote:
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The flooring material is White Oak. It has a "satin" sealer .--Urrutia Design
    Bookmark   October 26, 2011 at 9:48PM
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August 2, 2011
tundra wrote:
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Thank you; I wonder if the Q&A system has a glitch, as some repetition seems to be happening?

Love your work; that much can be repeated.
    Bookmark   August 23, 2011 at 8:57AM
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Who is Kelly Porter and why is she always guessing at wall colors? :o/
    Bookmark   January 11, 2013 at 6:44PM
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July 30, 2011
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The cabinet hardware was purchased through Restoration Hardware. Urrutia Design/Jason Urrutia
    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 8:58PM
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July 25, 2012
mikandy6 wrote:
Would you please share the trim/ceiling colors. Thank you.

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Originally the far end of this space — now a dining area — was a bedroom. Urrutia knocked out a wall to transform a 14x45' room into this 14x65' room. At right is one of the home's most popular innovations: two 22-foot folding doors that open to the pool and outdoor kitchen. "Before, it was all lit with windows, with a door to the deck at each end," Urrutia says. "I wanted to connect the indoors and the outdoors."
Black absorbs rather then reflects light, so if you are using a large amount of the hue in a space, try to counter it with plenty of light — preferably of the natural variety. The high white ceiling, skylights and wall of sliding glass doors in this kitchen more than balance out the black.

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