Applegate Tran Interiors
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Applegate Tran Interiors contemporary-kitchen

Applegate Tran Interiors

We took a large kitchen that could be overwhelming and transformed the space to
create a sense of intimacy by using earthy materials like the wood beams on
the ceiling and wooden cabinetry and mixes of natural stones.

The other challenge is the request from the client to have a contemporary
approach to the design but making sure that it is still warm and inviting
for their use.

-Contrasting materials like the heavy blackened steel and granite were
with soft, natural materials to create a balance between serenity and
What is unique is the play of mix of materials in a variety of finishes
from natural sandblasted granite to a honed limestone combine with a solid
surface material Caesar Stone. The cabinets (cabinet maker-Mueller Nichols)
has two different wood combination from a lighter vertical Eucalyptus and
darker vertical Walnut (running horizontal on the cabinets) But the look is
subtle since the mix is still overall earthy, natural and tone on tone

The old beams in the ceiling were used. It was painted over the
years so
we stripped it down to the natural material and added cross beams to create
the grid patterns. Rustic cross beams combine with beautiful phoenician
plaster on the ceilings. Built in speakers that can be troweled over with
plastering so the speakers
are totally hidden in the ceilings.

Multi level islands to serve multiple activities from cleaning,
prepping, chopping and eating. Butcher block lower level for easy chopping
and cantilivered to create a more dynamic and sculptural quality. ce the
clients really cook in this kitchen that the list of appliances
for extraordinary. Pizza oven, built in coffee maker, steamer, double
convection ovens, 6 burner pro style cooktop, 48 inch refrigerator, 2
refrigerator drawers, 2 dishwashers, wine refrigerators etc...

Contrasting materials like the heavy dark steel and granite were used with soft, natural materials to create a balance between serenity and masculinity. The seamless windows highlight and connect the indoor and outdoor living spaces. The clients are gourmet cooks that enjoy entertaining and cooking so many types of cooking equipments like a six burner cook top with grill, a brick oven and a speed oven as well as a pantry that is connected to the kitchen were used. There are also two islands in the kitchen which serves different functions. One is used mainly for prepping and cleaning while the other is used as a serving area and a place to gather.
A cigar-box-style cabinet in walnut sets off the granite countertop on the island, and a tongue-and-groove finish shows craftsmanship.
"We layered materials, textures and colors to create a space that was natural and inviting, yet in keeping with the modern style of the rest of the house," says the designer.
Using different kinds of wood and stains brings a sense of intimacy to this large walk-in pantry.
Credit List
Architect : James Rogers, James Rogers Architecture
Interior designer : Vernon Applegate, Applegate Tran Interiors (San Francisco, CA)
Kitchen designer : Gioi Tran, Applegate Tran Interiors
Kitchen manufacturer : Mueller Nicholls Inc
Cabinets : Eucalyptus; walnut
Countertops : Granite; limestone
Flooring : Ann Sacks limestone tiles
Chairs : Custom
Wallcoverings : Plaster; steel; wood
Lighting : Soleil; Policelli Lighting & Design
Backsplash : Limestone
Basin : Blanco
Dishwasher and oven : Miele
Ventilation : Custom Vent-A-Hood
Refrigeration : Sub-Zero
Story by Lydia Brewer
Photography by David Livingston


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Every inch of space in the kitchen is integrated with each other which leaves no room for error and presents a flawless design execution.
Cabinets Manufacturer:Mueller Nicholls

Contractor:James Rogers

Knobs:Rocky Mountain Hardware  Product Binder  ‘O’ Cabinet Hardware  pg 4
Style # CK225

Pulls:Rocky Mountain Hardware  Product Binder  ‘O’ Cabinet Hardware  pg 12
Style # CK355

Pendant Lights:Sloan Miyasato

Sinks: Blanco

Refrigerator: Subzero

Double Oven: Miele

Coffee System: Miele

Speed Oven: Miele

Warming Drawer: Miele

Dishwasher: Miele

Hood: Independent Hood

Wood Oven: Mugnaini

Wine Storage and Drawer Refrigerator: Subzero

Island Counter: Sea Foam Granite from ASN Stone

Perimeter Countertop: Caesar Stone

Backsplash: Lochness Green Antiqued Limestone from ASN Stone

Cabinetry: Quartered Eucalyptus and American Black Walnut

Butcher Block: Spekva

Flooring: Limestone from Ann Sacks

Faucets: Dornbrachts

Photo-David Livingston

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