Interior view of kitchen with custom pot rack transitional-kitchen

Interior view of kitchen with custom pot rack

This early 1900's stone and brick house had a cramped kitchen and a rear entrance addition that blocked views to the yard. We were asked to enlarge the kitchen, add an area for a breakfast table and improve the entry. By demolishing the existing rear entrance, we were able to create a large addition that houses a new mudroom, kitchen and breakfast room. The addition is long and narrow to preserve several mature Japanese maples, visible through the breakfast room bay. The addition mimics the roof lines of the house, but is clad in wood shingles, siding and a coated copper roof to distinguish it from the main house and recall the family’s Maine coast cabin. A clerestory above the cooking area provides ample light throughout the year, and provides passive cooling. Windows and doors open the large interior volume to the maple, the outdoor garden and patio. Photos: Jeffrey Totaro

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February 5, 2014
joannmacon wrote:
Are these butcher block counters on the end? If so, are they durable?
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Yes, these are hardwood butcher block, and they're quite durable--of course they'll develop a patina of use the more you use them as cutting surfaces.
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January 1, 2014
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The window seat bench is 12 feet long.
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December 27, 2013
María Fernanda Barrera wrote:
Live The chairs and The table... Where can I find them? Thanks! - I moved and need yo find The right furniture!
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Sorry Maria, we don't know! These were purchased by the homeowner.
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December 28, 2012
uday_haddad wrote:
What is the height of the built -in sofa shown?
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Eighteen inches, plus cushion.
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December 8, 2012
apple tree wrote:
Lovely countertop over the microwave, please specify type and color. Thank you.
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Also, if you have time, please provide the material/style of the backsplash shown in your other photo. Thanks!
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The backsplash and floor tiles are also slate. (Sorry, I don't have notes on the type.) As for white cabinetry, see the white pantry cabinet in this photo--looks great with the blue-green-gray slate!
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November 26, 2012
lmodvm wrote:
Where is the pot rack available?
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The pot rack was custom made by Electro Mechanical Systems,
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May 13, 2012
jillrkz wrote:
Could you please tell me the color and brand of paint on walls used?
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The wall color is Sherwin Williams Oyster Bay
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March 30, 2012
ldcbj wrote:
What kind of tile is on the floor?
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Please provide the name and source for the slate floors.
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The floor is Brazilian Multicolor slate, which is very dense slate and does not flake.
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August 13, 2012
rmontgomery wrote:
could you please share the seller of the dining chairs?
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A faceted window seat adds sitting room and storage to the dining area. Hinged doors provide access to the bench's cargo space.

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color and type of floor. Brazilian -does not flake
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arrangement similaire CA
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Too squashed :(
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Arrangement for kitchen without island.
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Window seat and table
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cutting board, hanging pots
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tile pot rack
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Floor like ours. Colors great with it
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Butcher block top.
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Pot rack
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Pot rack.
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cistom pot rack is amazing... i need one a little smaller for my kitchen : )
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