Concord Green HomeBeach Style Kitchen, Boston

2011 EcoHome Design Award Winner

Key to the successful design were the homeowner priorities of family health, energy performance, and optimizing the walk-to-town construction site. To maintain health and air quality, the home features a fresh air ventilation system with energy recovery, a whole house HEPA filtration system, radiant & radiator heating distribution, and low/no VOC materials. The home’s energy performance focuses on passive heating/cooling techniques, natural daylighting, an improved building envelope, and efficient mechanical systems, collectively achieving overall energy performance of 50% better than code. To address the site opportunities, the home utilizes a footprint that maximizes southern exposure in the rear while still capturing the park view in the front.

ZeroEnergy Design | Green Architecture & Mechanical Design
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Kauffman Tharp Design | Interior Design
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Photos by Eric Roth

Inspiration for a beach style galley kitchen remodel in Boston with raised-panel cabinets, white cabinets, concrete countertops, white backsplash and paneled appliances —  Houzz
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scovey wrote:Jan 5, 2014
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    Lisa Tharp Design
    I had the concrete custom-colored to match Edgecomb Gray from Benjamin Moore's Historical Paint Collection. It is true that J. Aaron no longer offers concrete, but several other manufacturers do.
  • laurainscoe
    Love the concrete countertop and color of it! I'm looking for ideas for a bathroom vanity top for our master bath. Would something like this concrete top work for a bathroom vanity?
coco93980 wrote:Aug 28, 2011
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    Lisa Tharp Design
    Hi spaul. I actually used Aubrey handles from Restoration Hardware. They are not appliance handles per se, but we used stronger screws to stand up to frequent use. Lisa K. Tharp
  • Isabelle Roy

    I would love to see what are the components of the island (drawers etc.)

Jenny wrote:Mar 17, 2014
  • becs22

    Lovely! What is the counter top on either side of stove top? Thx!

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    ZeroEnergy Design

    The counter tops flanking the stove are butcher block.

kapri wrote:Jan 7, 2014
  • lbibeachhouse
    Can you please tell me the make and model of the faucet?
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    Lisa Tharp Design
    Sure. I have used this faucet in several projects and still love it. It is Perrin & Rowe U.4719L, available in several finishes.
Bonnie Solomon Miller wrote:Jan 4, 2014
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    ZeroEnergy Design
    You are most welcome. Hopefully she can help you.
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    Cocoweb
    try to look at www.conocopicturelights.com
gramo7 wrote:Mar 8, 2013
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    Lisa Tharp Design
    I used Mythic paint matched to Benjamin Moore Mayonnaise throughout the interior of this home.

    lisa k. tharp
    K. THARP DESIGN - Fine Interiors
    www.ktharpdesign.com
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    Lisa Tharp Design
    The cabinet sconces are Boston Two Arm Library Lights from Visual Comfort. Finish is Antique Nickel. :)

    lisa k. tharp
    K. THARP DESIGN - Fine Interiors
    www.ktharpdesign.com
Rhonnie K wrote:Jan 13, 2014
  • dwellgirl77

    Hi, are the wall, wood trim and kitchen cabinets the same color white? its hard to tell in the picture

  • dwellgirl77

    what color and brand of white paint did you use?

blake paige wrote:Dec 18, 2011
  • blake paige
    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, Becky. Always enjoy your contributions, by the way!
  • Becky Harris
    You're welcome, and thanks so much. Lisa is wonderful!
adrianagores wrote:Aug 31, 2011
  • adrianagores
    Very similar but they don't seem to come in white!
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    Lisa Tharp Design
    These counter stools are from a favorite line of mine, called Bradshaw Kirchofer. Their pieces are solid wood with a variety of hand-rubbed finishes, both paint and stain. These are painted in Cream. Various retailers online carry their line. www.bradshawkirchofer.com.

    Thanks for your interest.

    Lisa
    Kauffman Tharp Design - fine interiors
    www.ktharpdesign.com
Katherine Fitzgerald wrote:Jul 2, 2012
blake paige wrote:Nov 11, 2011
  • picpics
    I believe it's a custom panel Sub-Zero fridge, though it's hard to say the exact model with the paneling.
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    Lisa Tharp Design
    Hi blakepaige.

    picpics is correct. Both refrigerators (the design is symmetrical) are Sub-Zero, with freezer drawers below. They are 6 years old, and were reclaimed from a nearby remodeling project. My recollection is that the model is 700TC.

    Hope this helps.

    Lisa

    Lisa Kauffman Tharp
    KAUFFMAN THARP DESIGN - Fine Interiors
    www.ktharpdesign.com
racheljea wrote:Apr 27, 2016
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    ZeroEnergy Design

    The fixtures were commissioned by the interior designer and custom made by "Creations by Carol" in Massachusetts.

Nikki Layton wrote:Jan 10, 2016
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    ZeroEnergy Design

    Here's the close-up detail of the counter-top edge.

aimnorthtc wrote:Oct 27, 2015
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    ZeroEnergy Design

    The interior designer says that she doesn't have the specifics, but the pulls are from Whitechapel Ltd.

kalvaro wrote:Sep 9, 2015
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    ZeroEnergy Design

    The kitchen cabinets are a combination of reclaimed after removal from a remodel project and custom built on site. They are wood and painted.

bradmeg wrote:Aug 12, 2015
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    ZeroEnergy Design

    They were commissioned by the interior designer and custom made by "Creations by Carol" in Massachusetts.

suebergmann wrote:Mar 14, 2015
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    ZeroEnergy Design

    We believe the backsplash is made of simple painted v-groove boards - that selection was made by the interior designer.

brenda_reaman wrote:Dec 29, 2013
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    Lisa Tharp Design
    I used non-toxic paint (Mythic) matched to Benjamin Moore's Mayonnaise throughout the space.
searchandrescue wrote:Nov 19, 2013
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    Lisa Tharp Design
    The drawer pulls are from Whitechapel Ltd. I do not have exact records of specs handy, but search their website for flush pulls. Best of luck!

    lisa k. tharp
    K. THARP DESIGN - Fine Interiors
    www.ktharpdesign.com
caro1946 wrote:May 16, 2012
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    ZeroEnergy Design
    The kitchen cabinets are a combination of reclaimed after removal from a remodel project and custom built on site.
Lara McGowan wrote:Feb 20, 2012
Natalie wrote:Jun 8, 2015
    ebe8528 wrote:Jun 26, 2014
      caro1946 wrote:May 16, 2012

        What Houzz contributors are saying:

        becky
        Becky Harris added this to 3 Design Pros Create Their Own Sustainable HomesJul 1, 2019

        2. Interior Designer Builds Green and Healthy in Concord, MassachusettsWho: Interior designer Lisa Tharp and her familyWhere: Concord, MassachusettsProject: Design a sustainable and healthy home that fits in with a town founded in 1635Interior designer Lisa Tharp wanted her new home to not only be energy-efficient and heathy for her family, but also to fit in with the traditional New England architecture in her hometown of Concord, Massachusetts. She brought her expertise to a collaboration with architect Stephanie Horowitz of ZeroEnergy Design, a firm that specializes in sustainable and healthy design. Design and Systems Tharp and Horowitz used architect Sarah Susanka‘s Not So Big House principles to maximize space, used energy-efficient building principles and systems, created a healthy home with excellent air quality, and anticipated future uses and needs as owners age or the house changes hands. Extra insulation, high-performance windows, radiant heating, strategic daylighting and passive heating and cooling are among the eco-friendly details.The southern orientation bathes the kitchen with natural light. Tharp was able to reuse high-end appliances and cabinets from a nearby remodel. The pine flooring throughout the house is also reclaimed.

        baanthony
        Bryan Anthony added this to Kitchen Trend: Oversize Pendants for Every Style HomeJun 7, 2017

        4. Farmhouse. For this farmhouse kitchen in Massachusetts, designer Lisa Tharp commissioned Carol Collord, owner of Creations by Carol, to create these oversize pendants out of Belgian linen.

        sam70
        Samantha Schoech added this to Pick the Right Pendant for Your Kitchen IslandOct 29, 2012

        Oversize Pendant LightsLike color, size scares a lot of people. But there is no reason overhead pendant lamps have to be teeny tiny (except maybe very low ceilings). Going oversize makes a huge impact and can really liven up an otherwise plain room.

        mjeresek
        Ivon Street Studio added this to Ecofriendly Kitchen: Healthier Kitchen CabinetsMay 7, 2012

        No- and low-VOC finishes. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are chemical fumes emitted from some materials. For improved indoor air quality, select finishes labeled "no-VOC" or "low-VOC." Water-based products — with naturally fewer VOCs — are best for a safe and durable cabinet finish. The quality of water-based finishes has improved in recent years as the demand for safer alternatives has increased. For added confidence of product safety, you can seek certifications from Green Seal or GreenGuard — two industry-independent organizations that give their seal of approval to building products with low chemical emissions. This airy and light-filled kitchen used no- and low-VOC finishes as part of a whole-house approach to sustainability.

        becky
        Becky Harris added this to New Classics: The Boston Library LightMay 7, 2012

        Polished-nickel two-arm lights highlight glass-front kitchen cabinets. They contrast wonderfully with the Belgian linen shades over the island.See the rest of this home

        cathylara
        Cathy Lara added this to Nontoxic Paint 101Mar 23, 2012

        In this kitchen remodel, interior designer Lisa Kauffman Tharp used Mythic nontoxic paint for the kitchen cabinets, a brand that boasts of ultralow odor and premium paint quality, durability and coverage — without the off-gassing. It's a smart choice for a space that needs to be used and lived in during the painting.Houzz user elainelan asked the Houzz community if it's all right to repaint her apartment with nontoxic or low-VOC brands while pregnant — and it's really best to err on the side of caution. Writer Becky Harris said it best: You're better off asking your OB.Brands: Benjamin Moore Aura, Miller Acro Pure, OikosMore:6 Ecofriendly Projects10 Great Picks for Ecofriendly Tile

        rebekahzaveloff
        KitchenLab Interiors added this to Double Take: Unexpected Kitchen LightsSep 27, 2011

        Fabric: These oversized pendants add a natural, earthy, and feminine feel to this kitchen. Whether these are linen or burlap, it doesn't matter — they're wonderful. I wasn't surprised to find out these pendants were custom made. (Though my first thought was, "Are these new from Restoration Hardware?") Sometimes it's worth going custom so that you can have something no one else has. See more of this house.Tip: Consider Scotchguarding your fabric pendants and dust them regularly to avoid that dust/grease combo that's so prevalent in a kitchen's hard-to-reach spots.

        vanessa_brunner
        Vanessa Brunner added this to Idea of the Week: Two-Arm Lights in the KitchenAug 29, 2011

        In this eco-friendly Massachusetts home, interior designer Lisa Kauffman Tharp installed several pieces of bold lighting in the kitchen. The pendants over the island are gorgeous — but what really caught our eye were the two-armed wall lights over the top cabinets. Instead of installing recessed lighting underneath the cabinetry, Tharp decided to give the kitchen a lofty, almost art-gallery like look.

        becky
        Becky Harris added this to Houzz Tour: The Concord Green Healthy HouseAug 28, 2011

        Another kitchen blessing and a challenge: Kauffman Tharp had come into possession of some reclaimed high-end appliances and cabinets from a nearby remodel. In order to give the kitchen a unified look, they painted everything a creamy white, added marine-style polished nickel hardware, and added heart-pine countertops. While the heart pine counters lend a farmhouse feel, the island's counter is a more contemporary concrete surface. The island is 10 feet long and incorporates a Shaw's Original Farmhouse sink, repurposed cabinets, and a pair of Miele dishwashers on one side, as well as seating on the other side.

        What Houzzers are commenting on:

        karen_scaduto
        Karen Scaduto added this to Karen's ideas6 days ago

        Like prep island with one level and sink. Like cabinet drawers and doors the are recessed into the cabinet, not sitting on top. Like painted cabinets and class doors for dishes. Like professional stove.

        donna_white94
        Donna White added this to Donna's ideasAug 11, 2019

        Love the cabinets. Open space for dishes and see through

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