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Transitional Glam Kitchen

She is from Chicago, He is from Marquette, MI and when the time came for them to choose where to raise their young family, they found much of what they were looking for in a charming vintage home in Marquette. The home they selected had stunning lake views, but the current layout of the home didn’t quite do the view justice.

Since the couple has ties to the Chicago area, they began working with Normandy Designer Chris Ebert to put their mark on the house. They wanted to capitalize on the natural beauty of their setting and to create a home that was more in tune with their growing family’s needs.


By repurposing a few rooms and removing a few walls, Chris was able to create a design that complimented the views as well as their lifestyle. The new kitchen took the place of the old dining room and provided much better workspace for homeowners who love to cook and entertain. To maintain the existing footprint of the old dining room and now new kitchen, a large walk-in pantry was created in an adjoining space so that ample storage would be easily accessible. To improve flow for parties the bar was moved into the front entry hall, which allowed the kitchen to remain open and uncluttered.

The kitchen’s working fireplace is a nod to its original function of the dining room, but adds to the comfortable, vintage feel of the kitchen. The white painted perimeter cabinets with glass fronts are reminiscent of what one would find “back in the day”.

The large, dark stained island boasts a second sink and seating for casual dining and conversation. The island has a Caesarstone countertop, which gives the look of Carrera marble but is far more durable. The butcher block counter at the end of the island has an abundance of lighting for prep work and houses the prep sink. The contrast in heights, colors and textures of these two countertops provides a nice visual break for this long island while balancing the sleek look of the Caesarstone with the warmth and charm of natural wood.

The homeowners are enjoying their newly remodeled kitchen that is as comfortable on lazy Sunday mornings as is for bustling dinner parties.

To learn more about Normandy Designer Chris Ebert, visit http://www.NormandyRemodel.com/ChristopherEbert
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kitchenmama82 wrote:
Butcher Block Wood Countertop? - Who made the butcherblock? Do you know the manufacturer or the type of wood it is? (love this kitchen!)
   Comment   February 3, 2014
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Thanks for the kind words, we're glad you like the kitchen! To answer your question, the homeowners actually sourced this butcher block counter themselves from Boos Block.
February 17, 2014 at 11:47AM   
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hadlah wrote:
Kitchen remodel - looking for modern appliances - What brands are the appliances?
   Comment   January 12, 2014
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In this kitchen, we had appliances from a wide variety of manufacturers. The refrigerator is from Sub-Zero, the double ovens are from Electrolux and the microwave is from GE. If you're searching for a sleek, modern look for your appliances, you may want to check out the new offering from Wolf as well: http://www.subzero-wolf.com/oven/convection-oven/story/wolf-oven-styles
January 14, 2014 at 11:13AM   
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thank you!
January 23, 2014 at 3:08PM   
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sjih wrote:
What is the island size - and just the length, width, & height of the side with wood & sink? Thanks!
   Comment   June 20, 2013
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The overall size of this island is 53" by 107". The butcher block top area with the sink is 53" by 28". Hope this helps!
June 26, 2013 at 6:07AM     
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Thank you very much for responding!
June 26, 2013 at 6:16AM   
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Clay Royer wrote:
Clock? - X
   Comment   June 1, 2013
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The homeowner sourced this clock, so unfortunately I do not have any details on where you can purchase it. I'm sorry that I don't have more details for you and wish you well in your search for something similar for your home.
June 3, 2013 at 12:38PM   
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carolinaheddy wrote:
Where is the mini chandelier from and style please? Love it!
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Thanks for the compliment. I spoke with the designer on the project and he told me that the crystal chandelier was a vintage find, one-of-a-kind. The dealer who sold our client this fixture was New Metal Crafts in Chicago. Good luck in your search!
March 12, 2013 at 6:33AM   
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amytkessler
Love this kitchen! Can you tell me the make/model of the island sink? Love how compact it is!
September 1, 2014 at 5:39AM   
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clhannan81 wrote:
What color are the walls?
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This paint color is Benjamin Moore's Instinct AF-575
February 14, 2012 at 10:05AM     
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A lot more gray than I thought. Beautiful color, thanks for letting us know. I tagged it for everyone!
February 14, 2012 at 10:13AM   
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