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Buena Vista Residence modern-kitchen

Buena Vista Residence

Typical of many San Francisco Victorians, this home’s kitchen had evolved over the years out of an enclosed porch. The centerpiece of the new light-filled space is a custom island / drop-leaf table that converts from a casual family dining area to an ample area for the children’s art projects, or seating for twelve. Open shelving and a series of custom ledges for the family’s seasonal canning efforts intensify the casual, working feel to the kitchen, which is both modern, yet appropriate to the essence of the home.

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November 2, 2012
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This was a fairly complex custom design we designed with our client and a great cabinet maker. I don't think it is something easily might contact a furniture maker.
    Bookmark   January 12, 2013 at 1:16AM
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November 3, 2011
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We custom designed the table for the space.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 11:27AM
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If the architect cannot build you another one, builds custom furniture to your specifications. I would try them. They do beautiful work.
    Bookmark   December 27, 2012 at 1:56PM
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October 27, 2013
Holly Daley wrote:
Are the leaves able to "butterfly" in to the table top? - I saw a similar table at Ikea. This table would work well as it is longer.
February 19, 2012
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Becky Harris added this to Get the Look: Industrial Chic
Consider adding wood and metal chairs. These vintage industrial hightop chairs here add scads of personality to this eating area.
Becky Harris added this to Industrial Strength Kitchens
These vintage metal and wood drafting chairs make this kitchen unique.
Becky Harris added this to Vintage Modern: What Does It Mean?
A modern-day Logico Lamp combined with vintage wood and metal counter stools, white walls and lots of natural light is vintage modern at its finest. What does vintage modern mean to you? Which designers and design bloggers do you think exemplify the look?
The centerpiece of the new light-filled space is a custom island/drop-leaf table that converts from a casual family dining area to an ample area for the children’s art projects — or seating for 12.
Lily Gahagan added this to Idea of the Week: Room to Grow
... It expands to seat up to 12 guests with ease — no wrestling a folding table required. See the rest of architect Neil Schwartz's kitchen remodel. More: Take a Seat at the New Kitchen-Table Island Browse photos of contemporary kitchens
Incorporate clever ways to extend the dining table. The right side of this table easily folds out to create room for more diners.See more of this kitchen
Shawn Gauthier added this to Make Room for a Thanksgiving Crowd
Here's a shot of the table with the drop leaf in action.
11. The Toledo Stool: This is another industrial vintage classic that retailers like Restoration Hardware now reproduce. Much like the Tolix stool, it fits just about every style of décor.
Rachel Grace added this to Extendable Tables Solve Dining Dilemmas
The centerpiece of this San Francisco kitchen is the custom island/drop-leaf table that expands from a casual family dining area to a massive table with seating for up to 12.See more of this house

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