LEED Gold Home RenovationTransitional Kitchen, Richmond

Example of a transitional u-shaped dark wood floor open concept kitchen design in Richmond with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, gray backsplash, stainless steel appliances and an island —  Houzz
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Heidi Gatens wrote:Jan 24, 2016
Stefanie Fuller wrote:Jan 25, 2016
S Burger wrote:Jan 24, 2016
marjorie share wrote:Jan 24, 2016
  • tbchic

    Beautiful space! Would you mind sharing the dimensions of the island? I noticed above it is 7ft length, but wondering about the depth (from sink to barstool). Thinking about have sink on my island and trying to see if I have enough space to have seating on the other side. This size looks great! Thank you


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    R Michael Cross Design Group

    The
    base is 39" deep and the top is 50" deep so there is an 11" over
    hang for stools. 11" was the deepest the over hang could be without
    support braces on the underside. This depth provides plenty of leg room!

jends wrote:Mar 7, 2016
vash53 wrote:Jan 24, 2016
  • lori

    Love the bar stools! However, they seem a bit short. When you sit on them, do they feel ok (both comfort and height-wise)? How have the clients liked them?

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    R Michael Cross Design Group

    The stools are fabulous and yes, the clients like them!

Ellen Morgan wrote:Feb 14, 2016
jmhadi wrote:Jan 26, 2016
Chris Frazier wrote:Jan 25, 2016
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    R Michael Cross Design Group

    Apologies for the long delay!

    The only support in this counter is
    steel rods that were let into the underside of the stone.

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    Federal Brace

    You can also opt for hidden braces, like our Freedom, which doesn't interfere with leg room or cabinetry.

Chris Frazier wrote:Jan 25, 2016
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    R Michael Cross Design Group

    The only support in this counter is
    steel rods that were let into the underside of the stone.

  • PRO
    Federal Brace

    You can also opt for hidden braces, like our Freedom, which doesn't interfere with leg room or cabinetry.

Chris Frazier wrote:Jan 25, 2016
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    R Michael Cross Design Group

    I believe the only support in this counter is
    steel rods that were let into the underside of the stone.

  • PRO
    Federal Brace

    You can also opt for hidden braces, like our Freedom, which doesn't interfere with leg room or cabinetry.

soogoo7 wrote:Jan 25, 2016
Amy Spalding-Fecher wrote:Jan 24, 2016
cjp3 wrote:Jan 24, 2016
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    R Michael Cross Design Group

    I'm looking into those details.

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    R Michael Cross Design Group

    Thank you for being patient. The island is approximately 7 feet long and the
    counter directly behind it is about the same. The full length of counter as it
    wrap around the corner is about 9 feet.

bemersone wrote:Jan 24, 2016
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    R Michael Cross Design Group

    Floors: Made from heart pine, reclaimed from Navy pier
    pilings in Washington DC on the Anacostia River. The 100-year old pier was
    retired in 2001. The wood was named "Tidewater Pine" and was salvaged
    by ET Moore, a local company, who had just enough left for this project. The
    floor boards are 6",7" and 8" planks, installed and finished in
    place with an natural oil & wax finish.
    http://etmoore.com/reclaimed-lumber/tidewater-heart-pine

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    R Michael Cross Design Group

    The Navy pier is an actual pier on the
    Anacostia River in Washington, DC. You can not purchase anything from the pier.

Sandy wrote:Jan 24, 2016
  • ptdugan

    Love the kitchen table and I'm looking for one. Please tell the source. The whole kitchen is beautiful!

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    R Michael Cross Design Group

    Dining Table: Virginia Walnut grown on the farm of the
    homeowner's great grandfather. The table
    is a handmade family piece that received an updated look with metal legs
    handcrafted by Richmond native and artist Rusty Morton.

    Thank you!

Tom wrote:Jan 2, 2017
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    R Michael Cross Design Group

    We appreciate your kind words! We have no trouble with staining and we have lots of
    splatters. The tile has a polished finish that helps prevent stains.

Arlene Byles wrote:Dec 30, 2016
crystalcaligiuri wrote:Sep 27, 2016
Dinothor S wrote:Jun 2, 2016
K H wrote:May 13, 2016
Julia Russo wrote:Mar 25, 2016
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    R Michael Cross Design Group

    Below are the dimensions:

    Kitchen = 11’ x 12’ / Dining = 8’ x
    14’-5” / Ceiling = 10’-0’
    AFF

2fancy wrote:Feb 1, 2016
ezekiel1st wrote:Jan 24, 2016
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    R Michael Cross Design Group

    Floors: Made from heart pine, reclaimed from Navy pier
    pilings in Washington DC on the Anacostia River. The 100-year old pier was
    retired in 2001. The wood was named "Tidewater Pine" and was salvaged
    by ET Moore, a local company, who had just enough left for this project. The
    floor boards are 6",7" and 8" planks, installed and finished in
    place with an natural oil & wax finish.
    http://etmoore.com/reclaimed-lumber/tidewater-heart-pine

What Houzz contributors are saying:

mitchell_parker
Mitchell Parker added this to 4 Dreamy White-and-Wood Kitchens to Learn FromJan 21, 2016

4. Get FlooredDesigners: R. Michael Cross and John Barker III of R. Michael Cross Design GroupLocation: Richmond, VirginiaSize: About 300 square feet (about 28 square meters); about 20 by 15 feetYear built: 1909Special feature: “The decision to go with an all-white color palette was very intentional,” says homeowner Margaret Anne Powers. “We had studied hundreds of photos on Houzz and identified key elements that we wanted to incorporate: dark wood floors, light walls and natural materials. Urban homes tend to be dark inside because of shared walls, limited windows and close proximity to other buildings. White was an easy choice for us. The natural elements really show off against the white backdrop.”The floors are heart pine reclaimed from 100-year-old Navy pier pilings in Washington D.C. The dining table was hand-made from Virginia walnut grown on the farm of the homeowner’s great-grandfather. The stools were bought unfinished and then stained with the same oil and wax as the floor. Homeowner’s request: These newly empty nesters wanted a clean, fresh start for the next phase of their lives. The existing home was in poor condition, with small, dark rooms. They reconfigured the house so that everything they need would be on the ground floor, including the master suite. Upstairs sits a media room, office, two guest bedrooms and two bathrooms. Nontoxic and sustainable materials helped earn the home LEED Gold status. Who uses it: Margaret Anne Powers is a former schoolteacher. Her husband, Patrick, is a local physician. They designed the home to age in place, with all doors wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers if needed. The home is automated so that interior and exterior lights, security system, media components and temperature can controlled through smart phones and tablets. Plan of attack: The floors drove the other details of the house. The cabinetry followed. Originally, the homeowners wanted stainless steel for the island countertop before spotting a beautiful slab of marble that was almost the exact size of the island in the plan. They used stainless steel for the perimeter countertops. “Uh-oh” moment: A few months after completion, the wood grain on the cabinets began to “bleed” through the no-VOC finish. At first, the homeowners thought it was shadowing but it got worse. “With an open floor plan there was no hiding or ignoring it,” Powers says. The cabinet company shared the owners’ disappointment and began researching a solution. The manufacturer of the cabinet paint (thinned for use in a sprayer) and the woodworking company stood behind the product and offered to pay for a replacement product. However, the replacement would not be a LEED-acceptable product. After weeks of contemplation, it was decided that all the cabinetry in the entire house would be professionally hand-painted, in place, with a no-VOC paint. The nitty-gritty: Wall color: Seagull, Porter Paints; cabinet and trim color: Delicate White, Porter Paints; stools: smart and sleek, Wisteria; dining chairs: Skin chair, Houzz; pendant lights: recycled cardboard, Houzz; dining light: George Kovacs Twist & Shout, Houzz; appliances: Thermadore; faucet: Align, Moen; sink: stainless steel: ElkayTeam: R. Michael Cross (principal architect) and John Barker III (project designer) of R. Michael Cross; John Luck (builder); Richard Cross (LEED Homes consultant); Adam Goldsmith (photographer); Cary’s Mill Woodworking (cabinetry); Old Dominion Metal Products (stainless steel countertops); Artistic Stone Design (marble island countertop); Wendy Morton (design consultant)

What Houzzers are commenting on:

millarkey
millarkey added this to Kitchen IdeasSep 10, 2019

Grey counters: stone or stainless - either looks good with Carrara and maintains calm look

gmlpbg
gmlpbg added this to Kitchen ideas 627Sep 7, 2019

Layout could work with room/office behind

petenl
petenl added this to KitchenSep 4, 2019

Grey stone backsplash with white kitchen

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