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Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Anti McMansion traditional-family-room

Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Anti McMansion

Michael Robert Construction

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lulujeff1 wrote:
Love the glass side tables, where are they from? Thanks!
   Comment   December 15, 2013
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Michael Robert Construction
Thanks! These were from Crate and Barrel.
December 15, 2013 at 6:13pm   
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mozkn wrote:
Island - One more I hope quick question. I notice there are 3 stools at the island. I am hoping to have 5 similar size stools but thought I could get away with a 10 foot island. I'm now thinking I need at least a 12 foot - is this right? Thx!!!!!
   Comment   December 7, 2013
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I think 5 would fit, but with our exact setup and stools, it would be a little on the tight side. It depends on what you have going on on either end of the island - for us we have shelves which take up some space. Another design without built ins at the ends would allow for more space for stools. Good luck! Nothing like a biiiiig island. Love it for casual meals and entertaining!
December 7, 2013 at 12:17pm   
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Rodney wrote:
What did you cover the ceiling with? - What did you use to cover the Ceiling, since it looks like beadboard and what color in the ceiling painted?
   Comment   June 5, 2013
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Yes, it is sheets of beadboard. It is painted the same color as the rest of the trim in the house, Farrow and Ball's Wimborne White
June 5, 2013 at 4:22pm     
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Annette wrote:
Addition Question - You have been so gracious with answers. I was wondering is the kitchen work area an addition along with the breakfast nook? Do you have any photos of rear elevation of home post remodel/renovation that you could share? Thanks in advance.
   Comment   March 21, 2013
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Ellie, yes, I was able to find the rear elevation on your website. Again, my compliments on a fantastic vision you brought to fruition!
March 21, 2013 at 6:36pm   
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Thanks! Let me know if I can help you in any other way. Good luck!
March 21, 2013 at 6:45pm   
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Annette wrote:
Could you share the dimensions of the kitchen ? Column to back wall especially.
   Comment   March 21, 2013
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Thank You! You have inspired us with 8 ft ceiling.
March 21, 2013 at 10:20am   
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Michael Robert Construction
My pleasure! The ceiling is not an issue at all for us, and because of the open layout it doesn't feel low in the least.
March 21, 2013 at 10:21am     
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Kevin Yin wrote:
Hi,can I know the size of your pillar,is that 6x6
   Comment   December 18, 2012
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They are a little bigger than that, 7 1/4" x 7 1/4".
December 18, 2012 at 10:59am   
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ckelly123 wrote:
Pillar Spacing - Hi! I love all aspects of your beautiful home - design, color, layout, everything. I'm building my first home currently and have a very similar layout - wet bar, pillar division between kitchen and dining, etc. I was just wondering the how far apart the pillars are spaced and specifically how far the first one is placed after the wet bar (as well all know its a high traffic area) and I don't want the pillar to crowd the bar basically. Thanks so much!!
   Comment   October 23, 2012
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How big does your island measure?
November 23, 2012 at 8:13am   
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The island is 4'3" x 10'
November 24, 2012 at 5:15am   
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eddy77 wrote:
where is the rug from ? and what is the color of walls and cabniets
   Comment   October 1, 2012
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This rug is from Home Goods. The walls are Farrow and Ball's Skimming Stone. The cabinets are Brookhaven cabinets- in Nordic white
November 1, 2012 at 10:26am     
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