William Hoffman Architect
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Dolphin House Kitchen modern-kitchen

Dolphin House Kitchen

What simply started out as the purchase of a 30” Wolf gas stove to replace the old, turned into a complete kitchen renovation. The original intent was to replace the existing stove with the new. The new Wolf came other issues one being installing an adequate exhaust system to meet the needs of the stove. One thing led to the next and with that a new kitchen. The renovation included removing all existing fixtures, cabinetry and lighting. The existing tile floor remained the same but with some added area that was previously under existing base cabinets.

The goal of the project, once the decision was made to do a complete renovation, was to update the kitchen creating an eclectic aesthetic with all new fixtures of the best quality that could be afforded. Listed below are the changes that were made. All fixtures remained in their existing locations other than removing small piece of wall that allowed an extended length of the new bakers table to extend 24” into the existing dining and living room space to pull the spaces together and provide a small eating bar with adjoining bar stools. One stool was a custom design and fabrication (Marlin Stool)

1. Existing gas stove replaced with new 30” gas Wolf stove.
2. Existing Refrigerator replace with new 36” stainless steel Jen-Air refrigerator with bottom freezer.
3. Existing Dishwasher replace with new Jen-Air stainless steel interior and exterior dishwasher.
4. Existing base cabinets replaced with a combination of open and closed tables and cabinets. Two stainless steel commercial kitchen tables with an open bases and shelving. One with a stainless steel top the other a bakers table with a wood butcher block top. The cabinets were Kraft Made traditional wood base cabinets with a Kaffe finish and Fireslate counter surface. These cabinets were customized with stainless steel perforated door inserts and Mockett stainless steel drawer and door pulls.
5. Surface counter and table material included wood butcher block, stainless steel and Fireslate.
6. Overhead shelving included open commercial kitchen stainless steel shelves and open Appleply wood shelves with Rakks aluminum shelf brackets.
7. Existing lighting was replaced with Zumtobel track lighting with Ushio lamps, Lutron dimmers and an up lighted coffered ceiling (see Superman).
8. Existing kitchen sink was replaced with a large single compartment sink from Kindred with an In-Sinkerator Evolution garbage disposal. Filter water tap was added that connects to an Everprue water filter system.
9. Walls were tiled with Bottle Green 4 1/4” x 4 1/4” Daltile to staying consistent with existing original house tile.
10. The ceiling was reworked as required with a plaster finish
11. Marine grade caulk was used as required.
12. A soffit with up lighting was added to the periphery of kitchen facing the adjoining living and dining rooms.
13. Silver Masonite peg board storage wall adjacent to refrigerator.

• Little Pete the Parakeet.....for being there
• Catalina Aguirre.....pots
• Many Friends....pots
• David D’Imperio.....Sputnik lamp
• Jose Maria Concha Sali.....painting
• Ron Meyers.....Plates on wall
• Bill Sanders.....Bunny screen painting
• William Hoffman....Beverly lamp
• William Hoffman.....marlin stool
• William Hoffman.....Gulfstream side chair
• William Hoffman.....Gulfstream dining table
• William Hoffman.....5 from 1 plywood chair

Bill Sanders Photography

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