Anne & Richard's 1908 HomeTraditional Kitchen, Portland

Two custom-built moveable islands create flexible counter space in this long but relatively narrow kitchen. New walnut lower cabinets were meticulously matched to the uppers to create a seamless update consistent with the period architectural style of this 1908 Portland foursquare style home. Photo by Photo Art Portraits.

Small elegant single-wall medium tone wood floor enclosed kitchen photo in Portland with a farmhouse sink, marble countertops, flat-panel cabinets, dark wood cabinets, blue backsplash, glass tile backsplash, white appliances and two islands —  Houzz
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Jill McAuley wrote:Jun 23, 2013
  • hinghammom
    what size are these in the picture?
  • PRO
    hinghammom, these are the 18" diameter Clemsons.
0000968066 wrote:Oct 9, 2014
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    McClure Tables
    Great kitchen, we like all the natural lighting. If you're looking for a butcher block counter top that's easily movable and works with your kitchen, you might like all kitchen island carts. Check them out at
  • PRO
    These islands were custom-designed and crafted by Versatile Wood Products:
bubblyjock wrote:Aug 22, 2013
lamacchiam wrote:Jun 24, 2013
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    Vent-A-Hood's CHX30 141, 42w x 30h x 24d. It is a discontinued model.
  • lamacchiam
    Thank you
colleennunn wrote:Jun 23, 2013
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    colleennunn and billiekay, we do not have the exact color, as it was a custom color of skim-coated, tinted Venetian plaster. It is a soft yellow that has a tinge of green in it. If you'd like, we can try to get a close match color name with our fan decks.
  • PRO
    The closest match we've found is Farrow & Ball's Hound Lemon No. 2, but our color is just 1/2 shade deeper than that.
aliciadhill2012 wrote:Jun 2, 2016
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    aliciadhill2012, the walls were skim coated in a tinted Venetian plaster, so there's no exact brand or color. It is a soft yellow with a slight green tinge, very close to Farrow & Ball's Hound Lemon No. 2, but just a 1/2 step deeper.

sambeau12 wrote:Oct 31, 2015
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    sambeau12, the islands are approximately 40"l x 18"w x 40"h at the outermost dimensions.

Kasia McCormick wrote:May 3, 2014
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    Kasia, sadly, this faucet is no longer in production. It is by Concinnity.
hinghammom wrote:Feb 9, 2014
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    hingammom, these are the 18" fixtures
Jessica Hodge wrote:Nov 21, 2013
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    jhodge65, the islands were custom-designed by Versatile Wood Products. You can contact to get pricing on similar islands custom-designed for your own space.
Home Watch on Amelia Island, LLC wrote:Aug 16, 2013
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    Masters, Inc: you can have a similar island custom-designed and crafted by Versatile Wood Products:
Gina Jones wrote:Jul 27, 2013
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    I'm sorry to say we don't have a brand name for the sink, but we found it at Rejuvenation's salvage yard here in Portland, a 1940's model.
David A. Nice Builders Inc. wrote:Sep 17, 2013

    What Houzz contributors are saying:

    Sam Ferris added this to Kitchen Confidential: A Guide to 6 Island StylesJun 23, 2016

    Cons. Whipping up meals on wheels isn’t for everyone. Rolling islands are small and compact, which simply won’t work for some homeowners, even ones who are short on space. They can be a hassle to roll out during meals or to store. Bigger designs may be hard to move for some homeowners. They offer little to no storage.

    Christine Tusher added this to Kitchen Counters: Try an Integrated Cutting Board for Easy Food PrepMay 9, 2014

    Another easily added integrated cutting surface is a movable island, like the two custom ones shown here.Tip: Wooden cutting boards and butcher blocks should be oiled every one to three months to protect the surface.How to clean and care for butcher block

    Jennifer Ott Design added this to Designing Your Kitchen: Deep Thoughts for Your SinkAug 6, 2013

    Kitchen sinks have been steadily growing in bowl depth. Most sinks used to be as shallow as 6 inches or less; the average today is 8 to 10 inches, and they can go as deep as 12 inches. If you repurpose a vintage sink, such as the one pictured here, it will likely be on the shallow side.

    Vanessa Brunner added this to Kitchen of the Week: Preservation Instincts Create Vintage Modern StyleJun 14, 2013

    The long and narrow footprint didn’t allow for a single, average-size island, so Anne and Richard designed and built two hefty end-grain butcher block islands. Having two separate islands also creates a pathway so a kitchen work triangle can be maintained. Pendants: Clemson, Restoration Hardware

    What Houzzers are commenting on:

    theluxdelux added this to 61P KitchenJul 5, 2019

    Do not like these carts Proportions are off Do not like casters

    shanksd95 added this to shanksd95's ideasJun 30, 2019

    Yellows for the brown wood and blue

    Mitzi added this to Allie & Chris KitchenApr 24, 2019

    Instead of pullout cabinet -- what about a movable island like one of these? Not very wide at all!! and you get an instant cutting surface and prep area!

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