Atherton, California Luxury Home by Markay Johnson ConstructionTraditional Kitchen, San Francisco

Named for its enduring beauty and timeless architecture – Magnolia is an East Coast Hampton Traditional design. Boasting a main foyer that offers a stunning custom built wall paneled system that wraps into the framed openings of the formal dining and living spaces. Attention is drawn to the fine tile and granite selections with open faced nailed wood flooring, and beautiful furnishings. This Magnolia, a Markay Johnson crafted masterpiece, is inviting in its qualities, comfort of living, and finest of details.

Builder: Markay Johnson Construction
Architect: John Stewart Architects
Designer: KFR Design

Inspiration for a timeless kitchen remodel in San Francisco with subway tile backsplash, soapstone countertops, beaded inset cabinets and beige cabinets —  Houzz
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Beth Rodi wrote:Mar 15, 2014
  • PRO
    KFR Design
    Thanks! Yes, they are a hand-made ceramic tile with a matte finish and a glaze which give them an antiqued effect. The grout was probably more of a linen color to coordinate.
  • mlou72
    Thank you, it truly is gorgeous!
Priscilla Pilon wrote:May 3, 2013
  • bustodo225
    I would love to know where you got the counter stools.
  • PRO
    Markay Johnson Construction
    I am sorry I do not have that information as they were purchased by the Owner. Best, Markay Johnson Construction
Maggie Constant wrote:Sep 15, 2012
  • pincusl
    looks like soapstone
  • PRO
    Markay Johnson Construction
    The interior island is Carrera marble and the bar is honed soap stone. Best, Markay Johnson Construction
Sandra AlHooty wrote:Jan 12, 2014
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    KFR Design
    Thanks for your inquiry Sandra. This hood was a custom design and coordinated by the cabinet shop with a local metal worker.
  • leslielambert317
    the hood is fabulous!!!
scwestby wrote:Jul 18, 2013
  • dmbrowns
    What type of stone did you use on the counter tops? Thanks
  • PRO
    Markay Johnson Construction
    The material used on the perimeter is a honed soap stone or blue stone. The interior island I believe is Carrera Ore. Best, Markay Johnson Construction
anr22 wrote:Apr 15, 2013
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    Markay Johnson Construction
    I believe it is dove white by Benjamin Moore. Best, Markay Johnson Construction
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    KFR Design
    The conversion varnish paint used on the cabinets was a custom color match to Benjamin Moore's Coastal Fog #976.
Gladys Gilmore wrote:Mar 29, 2013
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    Markay Johnson Construction
    The outer granite is a honed finish soap stone, the interior is Calcutta Oro or Carrera marble.
  • PRO
    amblaustein

    How did you protect the soapstone to maintain the honed finish and color? Did you use a sealer or wax?

dreamer1952 wrote:Dec 6, 2012
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    Markay Johnson Construction
    Unfortunately Markay Johnson Construction did not select the lighting fixtures. They were selected with the interior designer. A local lighting designer will be able to assist you in locating these lighting fixtures. Best, Markay Johnson Construction.
  • PRO
    KFR Design
    Hello, I am the interior designer on the project. The pendant lights over the island are from Currey & Co. The glass pendants are from Wilmette Lighting Co. Thank you for asking. If you are looking for an interior designer for your project, please contact me for more information about my services. Thank you.
kcarlsondesigns wrote:Oct 26, 2012
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    Markay Johnson Construction
    Unfortunately Markay Johnson Construction did not select the lighting fixtures. They were selected with the interior designer. A local lighting designer will be able to assist you in locating these lighting fixtures. Best, Markay Johnson Construction.
  • PRO
    KFR Design
    Hello, I am the interior designer on the project. The pendant lights over the island are from Currey & Co. The glass pendants are from Wilmette Lighting Co. Thank you for asking. If you are looking for an interior designer for your project, please contact me for more information about my services. Thank you.
Jasmina Dolce wrote:Dec 1, 2014
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    KFR Design
    Hello Jasmina, the length of this island is approx 115" to the tall built in sitting on the counter, which leaves ample space for four barstools. A general rule of thumb is to allow approx 24" for each stool. So in your case, 72" should be about right. If you add any kind of leg at the end of the overhang, as is the case in this kitchen, you will want to account for that in your overall length as well.
cowboyy wrote:Sep 23, 2013
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    Markay Johnson Construction
    I do not have the name of the paint color at this time. Best, Markay Johnson Construction
blankie wrote:Jul 29, 2013
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    Markay Johnson Construction
    I do not have the exact dimensions it is approximately 15" deep by 20' wide. Best, Markay Johnson Construction
lindah wrote:Jun 26, 2013
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    Markay Johnson Construction
    I am sorry I do not have that information as they were purchased by the Owner. Best, Markay Johnson Construction
amyhnorris wrote:Jun 2, 2013
sbbrawner wrote:Apr 21, 2013
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    Markay Johnson Construction
    I estimate that the height of the ceiling is between 9' and 10' tall. The dimensions are approximately 19' X 25' Best, Markay Johnson Construction
lisacaperna wrote:Apr 12, 2013
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    Markay Johnson Construction
    I would estimate the peninsula is approximately 6 to 8' long and the shelves would be approximately 12 to 14" Best, Markay Johnson Construction
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          What Houzz contributors are saying:

          yanicsimard
          Toronto Interior Design Group | Yanic Simard added this to 7 Tricky Questions to Ask When Planning Your New KitchenFeb 17, 2017

          A honed finish, as seen here, also has the advantage of hiding scratches that can stick out in a gleaming polished stone. However, they can be more easily stained if not well-sealed, as the material tends to be more receptive to absorbing oils. Each has its advantages, so you should research your choice and not make a snap decision when meeting with the supplier.When looking at stone samples, be sure to ask what finishes are available and look at each individually, as the finish can greatly affect the appearance, even radically changing the apparent color. Applying sealant can also darken the appearance to a degree, so you should ask to see a sealed sample — it may be extra work for the supplier, but it will save you a potential surprise on installation day.Browse kitchen photos on Houzz and save your favorites

          What Houzzers are commenting on:

          nicolevanrooy
          nicolevanrooy added this to dream kitchen4 days ago

          island and a counter with chairs?

          beryl_markham
          Beryl Markham added this to Cool materialsSep 8, 2019

          Ceiling T&G in narrow planks with shiny white paint for bathrooms would look perfect with rustic log cabin look

          tamazyn
          Tamara added this to KitchensAug 30, 2019

          THE COLORS OF MY KITCHEN. YES!!!!

          mvernacchia
          mvernacchia added this to KitchenAug 24, 2019

          Interesting idea. Not opposed if would help with layout/shape of my situation

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