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Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Anti McMansion contemporary-kitchen

Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Anti McMansion

This bright, white, classic “Nantucket” style kitchen was part of the home's 1200 square foot expansion. Built around the needs of a chef and their family, this is a cook’s kitchen built for entertaining. The workspace and flow makes the kitchen as much of a joy to work in as it is to relax with friends in. The bright white cabinets and the cool grey island are complemented by the sea of white marble countertops. The extra deep stainless sink and commercial-style faucet lend an industrial feel to the kitchen, but the built-in banquette and custom window create a cozy, family-friendly feel.
The oversized 9' island is a central gathering space in this home.
Photo by Mike Mroz of Michael Robert Construction

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renovation97 wrote:
Lighting - Hi we are renovating our kitchen and are having a 3mtr x 1.2mtr island. How many lights would you suggest we need? Also what size pendents did you have in this picture and what drop do you recommend for the lighting, Or should that be how high up from the island? Thanks x
     Comment   May 19, 2014
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Michael Robert Construction
I believe that is a similar size to our island. Our pendants are 7" diameter. You could certainly go bigger and bolder if you wanted them to be more a focal point in the room. Ours are mostly utilitarian. I believe I measured the height off the counter top for another Houzzer. Check the questions on this photo and the others of this kitchen and if you still can't find it let me know and I'll re measure. Good luck with your project!
May 19, 2014 at 2:27pm   
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amyscrib wrote:
Do you find the island wide enough for a sink in the island? - Last question--PROMISE:). I love this kitchen--my house burned down and I am now rebuiling it. WOuld love to copy cat you:):) After living with the island is 4'3" wide enough with sink? and what is depth of sink. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     Comment   December 2, 2013
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Great kitchen! Do you know if a 42 inch deep island would be wide enough to have a farm sink in it and still be able to seat people for family meals opposite the sink? I'm thinking of going with a farm sink because it should be able to be pulled toward the island edge - more so than a traditional undermount sink. I would only be left with about 24 inches (but that would include faucet). My only other option is to pu main sink on a wall with no window. What's your opinion? THANKS!!
June 5, 2014 at 12:10pm   
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Michael Robert Construction
We have approximately 29.5" from the edge of the sink to the end where we eat. I think 24" would work. It won't be extremely spacious for dining, but I don't think you'd be squished either. For comparison sake I measured our kitchen table and it's only 40" across. We often have people sitting on both sides facing each other. That's only 20" deep per person for dining. I say if that's where you'd like your sink, go for it!
June 5, 2014 at 12:39pm   
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amyscrib wrote:
Can you tell me the dimensions of the island? - Thanks!
   Comment   November 24, 2013
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sorry to ask more--but what is the space between island and cabinets?
November 29, 2013 at 11:20am   
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Michael Robert Construction
No problem. 3'10".
November 29, 2013 at 9:14pm   
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jackkate2 wrote:
Subway tile? Just lovely kitchen! - Are the cabs bright white and is the subway standard white with white grout? Thank you for your time!
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Tile Circle
White Mother of pearl tiles might also look very nice! http://www.tilecircle.com/mother-of-pearl-collection.html
November 6, 2013 at 7:44am      Thanked by jackkate2
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Glass Tile Store
If you need standard white subway, we have it! We supply grout as well.
November 6, 2013 at 10:41am        Thanked by jackkate2
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amywrench wrote:
Amy - Where are barstools from?
   Comment   June 26, 2013
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Michael Robert Construction
These are from Pier 1
June 27, 2013 at 4:46am   
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James Nichols wrote:
Bookshelf dimensions - How deep are the little bookshelves on each end? Also, is there anything between the back of the cabinets and the panel under the counter? Looks like the bookshelves are wider than the area where the stools are.
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Interiors International, Inc.
That is a great kitchen. I applaud the designer.
December 22, 2012 at 8:55am   
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Michael Robert Construction
Thank you, Interiors International! James, the bookshelves are 9" deep. The area where the stools are is approx. 20". There is a 2x4 wall between the cabinets and the panel. That's where the plumbing is run, and it makes the whole island a more sturdy structure.
December 22, 2012 at 11:25am   
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ajland wrote:
Refrigerator - What brand refrigerator and is it built in? Do you mind doing without an ice dispenser? We love having one but they're not very clean looking or attractive!
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Hello. Our refrigerator will be placed in the same area that dies into an arched cased opening to the breakfast room. We are looking at a Thermador 48" side by side and want to know if you are able to fully extend the door past 90 degrees there. Do you have any advice on this- like is there a specific hinge style that is needed on the refrigerator or does it need to be inset as opposed to overlay door? Thank you. Love your kitchen!
December 14, 2013 at 6:15am   
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Michael Robert Construction
Hi and thank you! We have no problems with ours. It opens slightly more than 90 degrees. There's no real reason for it to open more, in my opinion. We did not do anything special with the hinges, but we have the freezer on bottom, not side by side. Really like this fridge!
December 14, 2013 at 9:55am   
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nancycmassey wrote:
How wide is the range hood? - Great classic kitchen! Could you tell me the width of the range hood? Thanks so much!
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Beautiful. what dimension are the pendant lights
October 7, 2013 at 7:40pm   
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These are the 7" benson pendants from Restoration Hardware
October 7, 2013 at 8:03pm   
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