Applegate Tran Interiors
Interior Designers & Decorators
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.

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

This photo has 4 questions

June 6, 2014
anniejohn wrote:
Can you please share who made this island and what is the wood used.
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Applegate Tran Interiors
The entire kitchen cabinet was fabricated by Mueller Nichols in the East Bay, CA.
    Bookmark   Thanked by anniejohn    June 17, 2014 at 12:11PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
James D Rogers, Builder
Yes, Mueller Nichols of Oakland, CA produced the kitchen island. You can contact them at (510) 444-5000 or The wood cabinets are made from a visible grain walnut and the island's top is espresso colored butcher block and honed, sandblasted grey granite.
    Bookmark   Thanked by anniejohn    June 18, 2014 at 11:21AM
Sign Up to comment
April 24, 2013
kristiebarry wrote:
I would love to know what are the windows? Simple but modern. and lvoe the bifold.. what company?
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Applegate Tran Interiors
Sorry don't remember
    Bookmark   November 18, 2014 at 11:03PM
Sign Up to comment
July 29, 2012
gordonmaxwell designs wrote:
I am looking for a stove top like this one that has the controls in the front. Who makes this one? Thank you - Gordonmax Designs
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Applegate Tran Interiors
American Range
    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 1:52PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Joanne Corry
    Bookmark   June 9, 2014 at 4:49PM
Sign Up to comment
May 18, 2011
Diane Seiden wrote:
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Applegate Tran Interiors
The backsplash is a honed limestone.
    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 9:17AM
Sign Up to comment

What Houzzers are commenting on:

alucia added this to kitchen faucets
February 22, 2015
dornbracht tara
dagtag added this to Kitchen faucet 2015
January 19, 2015
Dornbracht Tara Ultra faucet extends above sill
tinagieber added this to Kitchen
December 24, 2014
Cabinet color and wood
LoMo03 added this to Kitchen must haves
November 12, 2014
island butcher block
A Better Home added this to Freson
November 12, 2014
Butcher block design
terriedawn added this to terriedawn's Ideas
October 27, 2014
Fabulous kitchen!!!!!
karinotoscano added this to Kitchens
July 21, 2014
Pallet, simplicity
scape added this to kitchen
June 15, 2014
offset hood, slab backsplash, long h grain drawers
karinotoscano added this to My favorites
June 10, 2014
Pallet, simplicity
karinotoscano added this to Laurel Ridge
June 10, 2014
Pallet, simplicity
anniejohn added this to kitchen island
June 5, 2014
Omneya Osman added this to Kitchen Ideas
January 6, 2014
long drawers
drsusanwexler added this to Kitchen Ideas
January 3, 2014
harzinskip added this to Kitchen
September 22, 2013
butcher block
Huxman Custom Cabinets & Woodworking added this to Kitchen
September 19, 2013
Range, lines
kipharrell added this to Kip's Ideas for finishes and choices
September 12, 2013
sjfarrel added this to materials
August 24, 2013
is this eucalyptus?
sjfarrel added this to kitchen favorites
August 23, 2013
I like these cabinets and the countertop
Adrian Ramsay Design House added this to ardesignhouse's Ideas
August 18, 2013
kerrishouse added this to kerrishouse's ideas
June 9, 2013
dark stain butcher block
ljsab added this to kitchen
May 31, 2013
just like the feel of it
chevychase added this to kitchen
May 28, 2013
Home Matters LLC added this to River House
May 25, 2013
clean lines for my river house kitchen
cblevitt added this to Kitchen Ideas
May 25, 2013
love clean look--sleak
musik900 added this to Kitchen Ideas
May 21, 2013
similar color scheme
Jess Conrardy added this to the cooks dream
May 21, 2013
asymmetry and natural elements
kimdeneau added this to kimdeneau's ideas
April 21, 2013
merideth added this to Kitchen
April 6, 2013
spclo added this to Kitchen Ideas
April 5, 2013
modern dual tone. Like the knobs of the range on the face. wood on ceiling
sjai13 added this to sjai13's ideas
April 3, 2013
Kitchen 2
annaleechristiansen added this to kitchens
March 8, 2013
openness and windows and no upper cabinets
sarik added this to sarik's ideas
March 6, 2013
nicholeclindsey added this to nicholeclindsey's ideas
January 27, 2013
C Micheal added this to Book 2
January 14, 2013
nice span
pinewild added this to For David
January 8, 2013
Not ceiling beams
kleyenhorst added this to cabinet hardware
January 7, 2013
cabinet handles for on pull outs under sink
kathybrown85 added this to kathybrown85's ideas
December 23, 2012
PLATEMARK DESIGN added this to Details Details Details
November 18, 2012
That hood!
Linda Yee added this to spanish flooring
October 29, 2012
dark counter and cabinets
rkogg added this to rkogg's ideas
October 27, 2012
jedbutte added this to jedbutte's ideas
October 23, 2012
I really like the ceiling and other materials
markkelpe added this to Hufft Photos
October 22, 2012
love the backsplash behind stove & then 2 windows on either side
gordonmaxwell designs added this to gordonmax's ideas
July 29, 2012
pattylovespurple added this to island ideas
June 28, 2012
butcher block fits partly into island
pattylovespurple added this to pattylovespurple's ideas
June 28, 2012
butcher block fit into corner of island
mmurray1980 added this to kitchens
June 22, 2012
love the look!!!
pinewild added this to pinewild ideas
June 9, 2012
Possible kitchen cabinet style alternative...without black exhaust fan
duke48 added this to Kitchens
May 9, 2012
countertop grey looks nice
dkozbiel added this to dkozbiel's Favorites
March 7, 2012
meganrigney added this to Kitchens
February 20, 2012
brendamarie added this to Gerhard
January 18, 2012
solid piece for backsplash
spike1 added this to spike1's ideas
November 18, 2011
dark countertop and wood
lisazcuna added this to Kitchens
November 1, 2011
nice color,backsplash
privloscristales added this to KITCHEN
August 2, 2011
Parrilla MUST
davieszim added this to davieszim's ideas
July 24, 2011
jenniferltorres added this to jenniferltorres's ideas
July 22, 2011
countertop and cabinet colors
talisker added this to talisker's ideas
July 22, 2011
Blond wood. Clean lines.
heather_g added this to Kitchen ideas
May 23, 2011
Carla's Pick
Diane Seiden added this to dianeseiden's ideas
May 18, 2011
Back splash
andrews added this to andrews's ideas
May 18, 2011
dark and light wood
expo added this to expo's ideas
May 15, 2011
cabinet colors and style
gmcfarland added this to Kitchen
April 29, 2011
Here is an example of the rangetop framed by windows. We can envision something similar in our house. We really like the mix of different cabinetry and stone to create a simple, modern but warm look to this kitchen. Like the hood.
webersusan added this to webersusan's ideas
April 23, 2011
trozzo added this to trozzo's ideas
April 23, 2011
cabinets and counters
John M Reimnitz Architect PC added this to hillaryjr's ideas
April 11, 2011
esteinert added this to esteinert's ideas
April 7, 2011
aparfrey added this to aparfrey's ideas
April 5, 2011
The use of different wood and colors to bring depth
wimberley added this to Wimberley's ideas 2
March 25, 2011
Mostly drawers
localgreen added this to kitchen
March 10, 2011
clean design with some modern element. natural products
Jennifer McGrath added this to McGrath
March 9, 2011
natashacham added this to kitchen ideas
March 6, 2011
gray counters
pamela1953 added this to pamela1953's ideas
February 3, 2011
blond horizontal grain grey counters
sarahandclaykitchen added this to sarahandclaykitchen's ideas
January 13, 2011
lines and range of textures
guitard added this to guitard's ideas
January 2, 2011
larges tiroirs et portes , grand plan de travail en pierre
madeinmaui added this to madeinmaui's ideas
December 30, 2010
Large Hood
ponydel1 added this to ponydel1's ideas
December 19, 2010
Like this CA/Asian fusion
kimcaribe added this to kimcaribe's ideas
November 29, 2010
bowers added this to bowers's ideas
November 22, 2010
Clean lines, textures
davitfy added this to davitfy's ideas
November 9, 2010
Linda Whaley added this to lindawhaley's ideas
November 1, 2010
The grey countertop compliments the bamboo.
dubaimuna added this to dubaimuna's ideas
October 22, 2010
Kitchen modern
fran1 added this to fran1's ideas
October 9, 2010
gfdiana added this to gfdiana's ideas
September 10, 2010
luchogm added this to luchogm's Favorites
August 13, 2010
Campana y pared
bitobite added this to bitobite's ideas
August 3, 2010
laurelmountaincabin added this to laurelmountaincabin's ideas
August 2, 2010
Soild surface countertop(?) with marble backsplash(?)
dlowy added this to dlowy's ideas
July 31, 2010
like dark color
lrenshaw added this to lrenshaw's ideas
July 22, 2010
Windows on east wall?
bshich added this to bshich's Favorites
July 21, 2010
The industrial look
Paola DeValdenebro added this to Hernandez Kitchen Remodel
July 13, 2010
dark brown butcher block
dnolting added this to dnolting's ideas
June 26, 2010
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™