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A House With Zip! contemporary-kitchen
 

A House With Zip!

Design: Mark Lind
Project Management: Jon Strain
Photography: Paul Finkel, 2012

The owners of this 1980’s era home wanted to improve the flow from the kitchen to the adjacent living and dining rooms and update the finishes in a more modern aesthetic.

A new bay was added to the garage and the original space was converted into a new utility room, guest bath, and pantry. The kitchen was completely gutted and with the living room wall removed, doubled in size. The adjacent breakfast area was pushed farther into the rear yard.

The finishes are characterized by compositions of overlapping forms and a mix of materials, including sparkling black granite countertops immediately adjacent to cast concrete bars. Rich mesquite floors that run throughout much of the first floor unify this large and eclectic project.

A high degree of detail went into planning for the rough-in stage to allow for lights in the new paired structural steel beams that separate the kitchen from the living room and for the dual custom concrete bars at the kitchen and dining areas.

The result of this renovation is a spacious, contemporary kitchen that fits the lifestyle of this active family. The innovative mix of forms and finishes were accomplished with a high degree of craftsmanship and careful detailing.
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The tile is "Harvest" by Walker Zenger; however I was unable to find a spec for the pendants.
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A sizable custom-designed island topped with Black Galaxy gold-flaked granite commands attention in the kitchen. "It's about as large as we could make out of one piece of stone," says Lind. Because of its size, the designer wanted to break up the materials, so he used MDF panels for cabinetry on one side and cherry, the same material used for the wall cabinets, on the other. Steel shelves hanging from steel rods attached to the granite hold cookbooks.Backsplash: Weave Series (Harvest), Walker Zanger; lighting: Jesco Lighting Group

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