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Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Anti McMansion traditional-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.
Photo by Mike Mroz of Michael Robert Construction

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March 28, 2014
edon1234 wrote:
Where is the hood from and also where is the hardware from? - Can you tell me where the hood is from? Also the cup pulls/hardware...thank you!!
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Sure! The hood is Thermidor and the pulls are from Home Depot.
    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 4:58AM
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Thank you!!
    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 3:00PM
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October 29, 2013
Beverly Fox wrote:
island color - What color is the island?
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Where did you get the barstools?
    Bookmark   March 5, 2014 at 7:13PM
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Pier 1.
    Bookmark   March 5, 2014 at 7:26PM
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August 8, 2013
Steve Marshall wrote:
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It's from ikea! Thanks!
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June 3, 2013
kelcarney wrote:
Amazing kitchen! Could you tell me what type of wood and stain used on the floors? Thank you!
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Hi, and thank you! You can see the answer here, in the first question:
Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - Breakfast Nook · More Info
    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 7:34PM
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February 16, 2013
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Thank you tashkota!
    Bookmark   December 9, 2013 at 5:34PM
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Agreed..gorgeous kitchen...cannot believe the ceiling is 8ft!
    Bookmark   December 28, 2013 at 7:23PM
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December 29, 2012
nathendo wrote:
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Beautiful kitchen can you please tell me the color of the brookhaven cabinets? Thank you
    Bookmark   October 18, 2014 at 4:54PM
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Nordic white on the perimeter and #505(?) designer series color on the island
    Bookmark   October 18, 2014 at 4:56PM
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October 14, 2012
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Thank you! We used honed Carrara marble for the countertops, and very basic white subway tile as the backsplash.
    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 6:08PM
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September 21, 2012
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Hi and thank you! These are the 8" Benson pendants from restoration hardware. We struggled a bit with that too, but in the end I'm happy with our decision. The next size would have been nice, but too much of a statement for what I was going for. I didn't want the lights to be the focal point of the kitchen. Good luck with your project!
    Bookmark   September 22, 2012 at 4:19AM
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Thank you for your time. I will most definitely take your advice into consideration.
    Bookmark   September 22, 2012 at 8:13PM
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August 7, 2012
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Thanks! The island is 116" x 51" and there are 3' between the pendants.
    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 10:06AM
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July 27, 2012
mollygoidel wrote:
what color is the grey island - What color is grey?
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It is a Brookhaven color- standard from the cabinet company. I believe it's 504 or 505... There aren't many like it so it wouldn't be hard to find.
    Bookmark   July 27, 2012 at 11:50AM
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April 5, 2012
shevralegs wrote:
Do you have a pantry hidden somewhere else?
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Yes, in the butler's pantry! We have pull out drawers and large cabinets.
    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 7:34AM
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November 13, 2011
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The light fixtures are actually the Restoration Hardware Benson pendants
    Bookmark   November 13, 2011 at 5:40AM
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Yes, I forgot they make them also, there are so many renditions of these out there!
    Bookmark   November 13, 2011 at 5:55AM
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October 11, 2014
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Do you have house plans of this house that our available?

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