Chr DAUER Architects
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Sanchez contemporary-kitchen


From the inside out, everything within the existing shell of this 1893 Victorian residence is fully renovated from a modern perspective. The design maximizes the flexibility and connection of the living spaces, and addresses structural updates. The rear garden façade receives a contemporary re-interpretation, while the street-front exterior is renovated to maintain neighborhood context.

Photography: Bruce Damonte

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July 9, 2013
sschakra wrote:
What is the Countertop used here? - Lovely kitchen Please share details - what is the countertop used here? Lovely backsplash too...the whole place is warm.
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Chr DAUER Architects
Thanks for your kind words on this project.
The countertop is Richlite,
I believe the current color name is "green mountain".
The tile is Bisazza blended mosaic.
this pattern color-way seems to have been discontinued but you can see what they now offer here
    Bookmark   July 9, 2013 at 1:00PM
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June 26, 2013
tinaridout wrote:
what colour grouting did you use on your mosaic tiles?
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sorry I don't have a record of the exact grout color we spec'ed (it was selected in the field after tile was installed.
My recollection is that we used a light brown to match/get close to the light/orange/brown colors in the mosaic .
For your reference the tile we used was
but it seems they have discontinued this line
    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 10:39AM
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August 30, 2012
jeffsimpsonphoto wrote:
The door trim is nice, what are the dimensions?
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the door trim (and base) is typical paint grade 1x4 with edges squared up.
    Bookmark   August 30, 2012 at 8:13AM
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May 9, 2012
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you could change out the face frame hinges so the new limit the swing to less than 90 deg, not sure what brand/size hinges you have but a good cabinetmaker could diagnose and specify something that would help this situation, otherwise a small scale chain that limits the swing would be a good work-around and allow you to keep the existing hinges.
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Karla, sorry I meant to type
........"so they limit the swing to less than 90 deg,"......
    Bookmark   September 11, 2014 at 2:15PM
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April 10, 2011
Barbara Todd wrote:
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Sink specs are

(sorry for he delayed response, for some reason I never received notice of this question before today)
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February 2, 2011
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Ronique Gibson
It depends on what you mean by better: functionality, appearance, ROI (return on investment) when selling?

In general, most stainless steel appliances are at the higher end of the quality spectrum than their white and black counterparts. While you can't generalize, I'm sure there are some st. steel appliances that don't perform as well as lower end looking models.

In general, most reputable and well know kitchen appliance manufacturers will make a better built st. steel appliance. When trying to sell your home, most likely new home buyers will prefer st. steel.

Lastly, most st. steel appliances will have more functionality, options, and will tend to have an option of energy efficient models, which in turn will make them better than non efficient comparable models.
    Bookmark   February 2, 2011 at 5:32PM
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December 30, 2010
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Paul Anater
That appears to be another heart pine floor.
    Bookmark   December 30, 2010 at 6:59PM
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the floors are tongue and groove tan oak salvage harvested from central coast California (sorry for the delay in responding, for some reason I never received notice of this question before today)
    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 10:52AM
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