Bosworth Hoedemaker
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Montlake craftsman-kitchen


This remodel of an architect’s Seattle bungalow goes beyond simple renovation. It starts with the idea that, once completed, the house should look as if had been built that way originally. At the same time, it recognizes that the way a house was built in 1926 is not for the way we live today. Architectural pop-outs serve as window seats or garden windows. The living room and dinning room have been opened up to create a larger, more flexible space for living and entertaining. The ceiling in the central vestibule was lifted up through the roof and topped with a skylight that provides daylight to the middle of the house. The broken-down garage in the back was transformed into a light-filled office space that the owner-architect refers to as the “studiolo.” Bosworth raised the roof of the stuidiolo by three feet, making the volume more generous, ensuring that light from the north would not be blocked by the neighboring house and trees, and improving the relationship between the studiolo and the house and courtyard.

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May 17, 2012
mmonika wrote:
Pros and Cons of this stove placement - We are planning on renovating our current kitchen and due to some limitations we are considering an arrangement exactly like this one. I mean exactly! I am really stuck on the stove beside a doorway though and wondering whether you (or anyone!) had any comments now that you have lived with it for a while. Are there any issues? Anything you'd change? Seeing this design, with the small wall to separate the door and stove makes me feel better but I still wonder whether we should go back to square one.... Thank you !!!
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First, let me remark on the inspiration photo. Bosworth Hoedemaker, what an ingenious, thoughtful and elegant way to use the open shelving as a way to integrate the hood and to connect and define the depth of the wall separating the door. Outstanding!!!

For you mmonika, replicate that type of detail and you should be fine. The partial depth wall appears to give good definition to the stove area and a bit of protection. With the out swing door, I don't see much danger of hitting a pot handle. Concern about an open door allowing wind to blow out a burner is, well, overblown.

I prefer your first drawing. Who doesn't like larger windows?!?

Your chimney wall seems woefully ignored and is under utilized. Box out the chimney. When facing the chimney, start on its left and take it over the couple of feet to the right to the wall with the windows. Clad this "box out" with fake (fixed) doors so it looks like functional cabinets. From the left side of the "box out" to the doorway of the living room make a real cabinet run. This gives balance to your kitchen and increases storage.

Good luck!!!
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If the red section on the 9-9.5' is a window, what is the 31" opening adjacent to it?

You also do not appear to have room for that 4 x 4 island you are showing. You have only about 26" of space from the sink run countertop to the island countertop where 36" would be a bare minimum. Cannot determine the clearance from the refrigerator to that proposed island countertop.

How many cooks in this kitchen?
    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 9:27PM
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May 14, 2012
violetr wrote:
Please: What are those cabinets? - That is a wonderful kitchen! What are the cabinets? Were they custom or semi-custom? Or "made from scratch"? Do you have pictures of the rest of the kitchen? Thank you!
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These cabinets were custom-built. Unfortunately, we do not have record of the manufacturer.
    Bookmark   May 14, 2012 at 10:53AM
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Although I am interested in marble countertops. Do all the above comments ALSO apply to a TRAVERTINE countertop? Concerned cook!
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December 19, 2010
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I think this door is a brilliant way to bring in natural light and maintain light. I would love to know who made this door!
    Bookmark   August 5, 2012 at 4:33PM
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We make doors like this one.
Custom order
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December 27, 2009
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I love the look when they are done right like this, and when the person is a neatnik, but I would NEVER be able to keep them up! Everything would be totally gross in a world where I had open shelves!

The hardware on these cabinets rocks though. I wouldn't have noticed it if you wouldn't have posted this ;)
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I like the whole look of this kitchen, I just know the open shelving is not practical for everyday use. Makes a great photo, though, and I like the hardware, too!
    Bookmark   December 27, 2009 at 2:58PM
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January 3, 2014
deidre wrote:
what type of range is this? thank you!
December 29, 2013
kamcguire wrote:
Where can purchase the beautiful door? Thank you - Glass door

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