Feinmann, Inc.
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Classic Kitchen

The owners of this Winchester Victorian knew their dark, dated kitchen (complete with red-tiled floor and old wooden cabinets) did not measure up to the rest of their well-appointed, period home. They asked Feinmann to improve the functionality and beauty of the kitchen without changing the existing footprint, add new storage and counter space, and create a spot for casual dining.
The end result is a classic design, combining white, green, and wood tones. Off-white cabinets and crisp crown molding create a striking contrast to the 5” mahogany floorboards, and various green-colored accents throughout the room tie the space together visually. These include green granite counter tops, small green accent tiles arranged in a band and nestled among white subway tiles for the backsplash, and light sage wall color. The existing wood stove was replaced with a grand wood-burning fireplace, giving the room an entirely new look.
The decision was made very early on to remove a wall between the kitchen and a separate pantry, to visually open up the kitchen. Two wall ovens and a microwave now occupy that former pantry space. An island at the center of the kitchen provides for additional work surface and a place for casual seating. Under-cabinet lights improve functionality and angled recessed spotlights draw attention to the room’s striking fireplace.

Photos by John Horner

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September 13, 2014
Ethan Allen of Milford, Connecticut wrote:
Can you please tell me what the name of this shade is?
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Feinmann, Inc.
Hi Ethan Allen of Milford, CT. Are you talking about the window covering? We will see whether we can track down that information for you. Most likely it was purchased directly by the homeowner. Thank you for your interest.
    Bookmark   September 30, 2014 at 8:56AM
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December 11, 2013
fcasey wrote:
What is the name of the granite?
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Feinmann, Inc.
Hi and thanks for your question. The granite is Costa Esmeralda granite.
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October 21, 2013
step15 wrote:
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Do you get enough light from 4"? Why did you switch to smaller size?
    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 12:50PM
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Feinmann, Inc.
So here is what our design staff says: The 4" spots are more aesthetically pleasing in most spaces plus with the latest LED technology being used for task lighting (i.e. under cabinets), you can still get plenty of light in your space. Hope that answers your question.
    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 1:08PM
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January 20, 2013
lisavaughan wrote:
What type of flooring is used?
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Hi @lisavaughan and thank you for your question. The flooring is 5" wide mahogany floorboards. We love this kitchen, too. Classic!
    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 1:16PM
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June 3, 2012
alexandria13 wrote:
What brand is the cooktop?
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it is a viking.
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Thank you. Is it worth the price difference? How long have you enjoyed this beautiful kitchen?
    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 1:52PM
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February 22, 2012
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Granite Grannies
It looks more like a Costa Esmerelda Granite....
    Bookmark   June 26, 2012 at 2:08PM
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it doesn't look green at all to me. it looks more like a grey color. i love it though.
    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 11:38AM
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February 20, 2012
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Lori Sylvester
Because you can not see the strings of a pleated shade and with out being able to zoom in on the pic, I would say these are cellular shades, with top down, bottom up option. Hunter Douglas is one of the best manufactures of such shades, but they are available from many manufacturer.
    Bookmark   February 22, 2012 at 5:45AM
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Hi phtx and thanks for your question. These are top down, bottom up pleated shades by Hunter Douglas.
    Bookmark   May 27, 2014 at 12:27PM
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February 14, 2015
576foxhill wrote:
What is the paint color + brand of the light sage walls ? - Gorgeous kitchen
January 8, 2015
msleber wrote:
Can you please advise on the ceilng height in this room
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December 22, 2012
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December 9, 2012
albsandv wrote:
May I know the dimensions of the island (countertop, including overhang)? Thanks!

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When remodeling: DO tackle all the major features in each room. Kitchen — DO have:An open layoutNewer matching appliances, stainless steelExtra perks like small beverage refrigerators, dual dishwashers, instant hot water and a central vacuum clean-outGranite countertopsCustom cabinetryDON'T try to fix outdated cabinetry or countertops. These need to be replaced if you want to add value — new hardware won't be enough to fix them.

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