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Transitional Glam Kitchen traditional kitchen

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

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glargle wrote:
Who makes this faucet? - I really like the faucet. Can you tell me who makes it and what model it is?
   Comment   September 1, 2013
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I regret to say that we do not have the details on the faucet you see in this photo. I'm very sorry that we do not have this information to share with you, and wish you the best of luck in finding a faucet that works for your kitchen.
December 24, 2013 at 6:25am   
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angelllmarieee wrote:
Where can I get the clock?
   Comment   August 29, 2013
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This clock was sourced by the homeowner, so unfortunately we do not have any details on where you might be able to purchase this clock. I'm sorry we don't have any better information to share, and wish you the best of luck in your search.
September 16, 2013 at 12:03pm   
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ttricia wrote:
That's a very nice sink...can you share who makes it? - I'm usually partial to farmhouse sinks, but this one is speaking to me with it's clean lines and simplicity!
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This sink is by Blanco, and I agree that it really does have beautiful, clean lines!
April 15, 2013 at 7:07am     
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Joni Hafner wrote:
Where can i find the hanging clock? - Can you tell me where I might find the hanging clock?
   Comment   January 23, 2013
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Hi Joni,
This clock was sourced by the homeowner after our renovation was complete so unfortunately I do not have information on where you can locate this item. I'm sorry that I don't have more information for you and wish you the best of luck in your search.
January 23, 2013 at 6:48am   
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poise wrote:
Cabinets by what website manufacturer? - Thanks
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These cabinets were fabricated by a manufacturer named "Plain & Fancy".
November 2, 2012 at 9:51am     
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blackchamois wrote:
Counters - What is the color and material of the perimeter counters? Thank you!
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The perimeter counters are Caesarstone Pebble.
June 1, 2012 at 7:28am   
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Meanwhile, back at the Rake-A-Lot Ranch wrote:
Is this lovely flooring quarter-sawn oak? - It is very beautiful. Where can I buy quality wood like this? Do I need to make any qualifications when ordering (% of heartwood and the like)?
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could you tell me what the stain on the flooring is? thank you.
June 20, 2013 at 10:26am   
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The stain on this floor is a custom stain blend.
June 26, 2013 at 7:22am   
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That clock you spent so much time obsessing over in school can now keep life on track in the kitchen. But it's a pretty good bet you won't be staring at it with the same compulsion as you did in math or English. This clock was found by the homeowner after Normandy Remodeling completed the kitchen remodel.

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This clock was found by the homeowner after Normandy Remodeling completed the kitchen remodel.
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