James D Rogers, Builder
General Contractors
ORINDA CONTEMPORARY contemporary-kitchen


After 15 years in their 1970’s suburban ranch house, our clients requested a complete remodel. As landscape designers, gourmands and artifact collectors, they wanted an open floor plan with room to cook, custom cabinetry to display their eclectic collections and abundance of exterior interludes. We created a new structural logic, replacing the two-story western wall with four glass doors that opened up the living room and double-island kitchen (including wood burning oven and beverage station) to a view of the valley. The warm contemporary palette of natural wood, stone and acid washed steel brought together with Interior Designer Applegate Tran’s contemporary vision made for an open space ideal for family gatherings and entertaining.

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December 3, 2012
houscom wrote:
Love this kitchen! Mix of materials is superb! - Can you please tell me what the bench tops are made of? Is the material on the perimeter benches different from the on the island benches - would love to know in detail how the kitchen works, especially the centre bench with its different areas - What wood are the cabinets made of?
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Thanks so much for getting back to me, I have investigate the website (it works very well) and all the homes featured and will read and re-read all the articles in time. So many beautiful homes, superbly executed, such distinct personalities!

I love Dover Court, I am fascinated with how the kitchen works (haven't visited it for a while - its like going on a little holiday!), very inspiring as I am working with ideas for my own home/kitchen renovation, such a contrast to the Hampton Court kitchen, both superbly executed! Perfect examples of my own extremes in taste. Unfortunately I won't be able to call on your services as I am far, far away - again thank you for putting me in touch your website. Have a very good 2013!
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James D Rogers, Builder
If I can help, I am only as far away as an e-mail. It's great to hear such positive feedback! Thank you very much! James
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