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Victoria Garden Mews LEED Platinum 2nd Floor Unit Kitchen

Architect: Thompson Naylor Architects
Photo Credit: Meghan Beierle

An award winning, certified Platinum LEED for Homes Project.
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bethgreen wrote:
American Clay vs California One Kote? - I saw this home on the AIA tour... gorgeous. You mentioned the walls were American Clay; how does this compare to (unpainted) California One Kote? I am building a house on the coast in Ventura and my designer is partial to COK. Can you explain the difference in wear, cleaning, repairability, humidity tolerance? Thank you!
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Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
@bethgreen: we are the landscape design/build firm for the project. Your question is best directed to Allen Associates (you'll find their info on houzz.com under contractors.) Best, Margie
February 2, 2014 at 10:05pm      Thanked by bethgreen
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Good Morning. Thank you for your inquiry about our Victoria Garden Mews project. And thanks to Grace Design Associates for passing on your question. We are not familiar with, have never used, California One Kote. As a result, we are unable to compare the two. As far as our experience with American Clay is concerned, we have used it multiple times at different projects, including one that is on the coast in Ventura. The product has preformed well at the beach locaton. With regards to your specific performance questions: 1) Wear - American Clay is a very soft product. It does chip and scratch easily. To account for this, we have installed baseboards and/or sealed around the baseboard to reduce damage due to vacuuming, etc. We have also installed metal mesh edge pieces at corners to make corners more durable. 2) Cleaning - easily cleanable. One client described having a fruit smoothie splash on their wall. He wiped it up immediately. There was a bit of discoloration, so he wet a sponge and lightly washed and smoothed the clay, removing the stain. 3) Repairability - Relatively easily repairable. One client had a deep gouge from a chair in his wall. He had saved some of the dry clay mix, added water and filled the hole. Gently smoothing the surface to blend it in with the existing. Small dings can easily be repaired with a damp sponge (similar to cleaning up stains as described above). 4) Humidity tolerance - As mentioned, we have a beach front project in Ventura and the American Clay has performed well in that environment. It is important to use an installer who is familiar with the product. We have worked with a couple of different installers of the product and could supply you with names if you are interested. I hope this informaton helps with your decision making.
February 3, 2014 at 10:08am      Thanked by bethgreen
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mariehreese wrote:
How wide is this galley?
   Comment   November 8, 2013
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Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
This kitchen was done by Allen Associates, general contractor, and Dennis Thompson, architect. We were the landscape designers + builders. They are listed on houzz professionals list. Best, Margie Grace (www.gracedesignassociates.com)
November 8, 2013 at 4:34pm   
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Thank you for your interest in Allen Associates' Victoria Garden Mews Project. Wall to wall the space is 10 feet wide. From cabinet to cabinet it is 6 feet wide. I hope that helps.
November 11, 2013 at 10:08am      Thanked by mariehreese
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Mira Lane wrote:
Cabinet color? - What color are the cabinets?
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I'm sorry, we do not have a record of the paint color used on these cabinets.
July 31, 2013 at 9:40am   
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meganmaray wrote:
Glass inserts - Did you use plain glass or a textured type? Do you know the kind used? Thanks so much- I love this classic look!
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You are speaking of the glass in the cabinets, yes? If so, it is just plain glass. Thank you for your interest.
June 26, 2013 at 1:29pm   
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magjagmin wrote:
what brand is the hardware? What width are the pot drawers & how long are the pulls? thanks bunches! - cabinet hardware
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I apologize for taking so long to get back to you. The owner was out of town and I couldn't get the information until now. The brand of hardware is Emtec. The pulls are 4 1/2 inches long. And the INSIDE width of the pot drawers are 21 inches. Hope that helps.
May 14, 2013 at 3:14pm   
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thanks so much!
May 14, 2013 at 7:03pm   
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sbriglio wrote:
Granite - Anyone know color
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Unfortunately we do not have infromation on the name/color of the stone. The owner purchased it at a large discount supplier in the Los Angeles area. We have no way to track that down.
March 13, 2013 at 10:35am   
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Carrara Marble and Granite
If I were to guess, it looks like it could be Ivory Gold or Lady Dream. It's really hard to tell by this photo.
March 13, 2013 at 11:12am   
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bellefonte wrote:
Where is the lighting?
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I apologize, I thought I answered this question ages ago. There are square recess cans with both LED and compact flourscent bulbs in them to allow for task (LEDs) and ambient (CFLs) lighting. There are also under cabinet LED light strips. Looks like the photographer photoshopped the can lights out of the ceiling....
December 6, 2012 at 11:32am   
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ribeno wrote:
Tiling. - Hello, lovely timeless kitchen. Mine is similar but much smaller and is at the tiling stage. Please can you tell me why the tiling splash back at the end of the counter has been tiled to counter depth rather than upper cabinet depth? I am not sure where to tile to! Thanks for your help. Ribeno
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Looks like I missed this question - must have been lost in the email pile. I apologize. The tile was set to counter depth in order to keep that wall clean/ If it was only to cabinet depth, there would have been a substantial amount of wall that could easily get splashed when working on the counter. That's how the client wanted it....
December 6, 2012 at 11:24am   
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dbax wrote:
Can you please tell me what you used for the countertops? It looks like granite. If so, what color/ type?
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Thanks for your interest in one of our projects. I apologize for taking so long to get back to you. I have been out of the office for the last two days. The counters are granite. I am checking on the color/style for you.
May 9, 2012 at 1:05pm   
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mcgarveyjc wrote:
Can you tell me specifically what was used for the backsplash?
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