Chr DAUER Architects
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Sunset eclectic-kitchen
 

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A 2-1/2 story rear addition to a richly detailed Craftsman style home contains a new kitchen, familyroom, rear deck and lower level guest suite. The introduction of an open plan and modern material/color palettes reconnects the original formal family spaces with those that cater to more daily routines.

Photographer: Bruce Damonte
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November 15, 2011
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its ICI#874 “Cypress Green” oil based enamel satin sheen
    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 1:59PM
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February 6, 2011
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Love the matte counter top, is it durable, where can I find it
Live In Los Angel-es, what companies sell? Would you suggest that this material will look attractive as a floating counter top or would that method take away from the impact? Thanks A lot!
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the counters are indeed richlite "black diamond"
(sorry for the delay in responding, for some reason I never received notice of this question before today)
    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 10:55AM
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In my opinion the Richlite countertops do not stand up to family use---especially near the sink. We have had ours---a matte green which I love for 8 years now----the area around the sink immediately discolored--who keeps their sink 100% dry with 4 kids??? No product they ever suggested has helped. I'm disappointed----and about to replace the large slab in my sink area. Folks should know that they are NOT low-maintenance, scratch fairly easily and change color over time--(i.e. different colors if you have applicances on your counter in the same place for awhile---that area will be lighter). I have used a sander to take out minor scratches and then re-finished them with a non-toxic product. I would never use them near a sink again----it was an expensive 'green' choice which did not stand the test of time.
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January 24, 2014
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How expensive is Richlite?

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This matte black kitchen counter is made from a material called Richlite. Richlite is a blend of wood pulp and polymers that's as resilient as it is sustainable.
Lisa Frederick added this to Cabinet Colors for Dark Appliances
I'd never thought of black as a natural fit with dusty green, but the two are perfect partners in this space. Although these appliances have some stainless on them, I think all-dark would work just as well. Black accents (countertops, glass rack, window casing) are key to pulling this off. And I love how the warm wood accents and bright art give the kitchen extra layers of depth.
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5. Go for recycled paper counters. Richlite is an ecofriendly material made in part from recycled paper. Available in a wide range of beautiful colors and finishes, this versatile material works well with a range of decorating styles.

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