A White Monte Vista kitchenTraditional, Austin

This Award-winning kitchen proves vintage doesn't have to look old and tired. This previously dark kitchen was updated with white, gold, and wood in the historic district of Monte Vista. The challenge is making a new kitchen look and feel like it belongs in a charming older home. The highlight and starting point is the original hex tile flooring in white and gold. It was in excellent condition and merely needed a good cleaning. The addition of white calacatta marble, white subway tile, walnut wood counters, brass and gold accents keep the charm intact. Cabinet panels mimic original door panels found in other areas of the home. Custom coffee storage is a modern bonus! 30" Sub-Zero Refrig, Rohl sink.

Home design - small traditional home design idea in Austin —  Houzz
Related Photo Topics
This photo has 9 questions
mrsben wrote:Apr 3, 2016
  • PRO

    Thank you! So glad you like this kitchen lighting! The ceiling height is 9'-0". The lights come in a variety of sizes. I do not recall the exact size of these lights. However, we recommend that lighting in a walkway not be lower than 7'.

  • carolyn1960

    Thank you so much. It truly is one of the prettiest kitchens I've seen!

enzom wrote:Apr 1, 2016
  • PRO

    Thank you so very much!!! We are so glad you like this kitchen!! We love it too!! Julie Bradshaw

  • carrie_snyder04

    Where are the lights from?

gretamariewade wrote:Oct 12, 2017
  • PRO

    The paint color is Alabaster, SW7008. Thank you for your interest!

Sarah Jane wrote:Jan 11, 2017
  • PRO

    Try restoration tile.com. The tile in this kitchen was original to the house. It only needed a few repairs and cleaning. Best of luck on your project!

jackiemad wrote:Mar 29, 2017
    cacibrown wrote:Apr 12, 2016
      pestrel wrote:Apr 3, 2016
        mbcorado wrote:Mar 11, 2016

          What Houzz contributors are saying:

          Mitchell Parker added this to 6 Ways to Spice Up Your Neutral KitchenApr 7, 2016

          3. Bring in gold and brass accents. After successfully saving the porcelain tile floor with gold florets in this 1920s cottage, designer Julie Bradshaw knew that gold and brass details would be just the thing to make the otherwise white kitchen shine. Antiqued brass appears in the cabinet hardware, light fixtures, vent hood and woven-wire grills beneath the sink. The finish helps create sunny little dollops amid the stark space as natural light floods in. Light fixtures: Circa Lighting; custom hood: Vent-A-Hood; sink: RohlSee more of this kitchen

          Becky Harris added this to Kitchen of the Week: What’s Old Is New Again in TexasMar 14, 2016

          Designer Julie Bradshaw replaced the refrigerator with a 30-inch Sub-Zero model with panels that match the rest of the cabinetry. “In a small kitchen, every inch counts,” she says. “This family didn’t need the standard 36-inch refrigerator because they buy fresh and don’t need a lot of storage space.” (Having trouble finding the refrigerator in this photo? I did. It’s in the foreground on the left.)With the bulky appliance out of the way, Bradshaw got clever with the layout. She changed the typical galley space into a T-shaped layout, ending the counters so she could extend a row of cabinets across the back of the room. This gave the tight kitchen some breathing space and a more expansive feeling. The cabinets along the back are used for pantry storage and the one on the left includes a coffee bar.

          What Houzzers are commenting on:

          Jan added this to KitchenMay 19, 2019

          I love green or greenery in a kitchen. It brings life to the space.

          Similar Ideas
          A white Monte Vista kitchen
          French Bistro Inspired Kitchen (Riverdale, Toronto)
          Lawrence Project
          Creative Utensil Storage
          Traditional Kitchen
          Everett Avenue

          Need help with an existing Houzz order? Call 1-800-368-4268