Magnolia: Mid-Century ModernMidcentury Kitchen, Seattle

Architect: Carol Sundstrom, AIA
Accessibility Consultant: Karen Braitmayer, FAIA
Interior Designer: Lucy Johnson Interiors
Contractor: Phoenix Construction
Cabinetry: Contour Woodworks
Custom Sink: Kollmar Sheet Metal
Photography: © Kathryn Barnard

Inspiration for a large 1960s galley medium tone wood floor open concept kitchen remodel in Seattle with flat-panel cabinets, light wood cabinets, granite countertops, a single-bowl sink, stainless steel appliances and an island —  Houzz
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alyson_s wrote:Apr 13, 2013
  • dexterstout
    What are the make and model of the cabinet pulls?
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    ROM architecture studio
    The bar pulls are by Mockett. I don't think this exact pull is still available. The recessed round pulls are by another manufacturer, but there are similar pulls also available from Mockett.
olivedogventures wrote:Oct 26, 2012
Jaime Adams wrote:Oct 3, 2012
  • Elmer
    What type of wood are these cabinets?
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    ROM architecture studio
    Vertical grain rift white oak
Dana wrote:Nov 6, 2013
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    ROM architecture studio
    No, sorry. It is a Benjamin Moore buttery yellow, though.
  • Holly Daley
    This is a beautiful happy modern yellow. It is just perfect with the color of the beams.
    A great choice.
adamkoller wrote:Jun 11, 2013
makeupjunky wrote:Mar 4, 2015
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    ROM architecture studio

    They are called "recessed cup pulls" and you should be able to find lots of options by googling that phrase.

Remodeling wrote:Jul 8, 2014
Mei Lisa Thompson wrote:May 5, 2013
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    ROM architecture studio
    Lighting Supply on 2nd Ave in Seattle placed the light fixture order.

    The pendants were on display in showroom. The cans are surface-mounted cans, from an industrial catalog. We had them painted to match the trim.
Gurley Interiors wrote:Apr 29, 2013
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    ROM architecture studio
    It was a warm grey color by Benjamin Moore, but we can't find records of the exact color.
Pamela Nielsen Contemporary Art wrote:Feb 10, 2013
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    ROM architecture studio
    They are wood beams, simply painted. Except for the two larger ones. Those are steel beams, wrapped with wood, painted.
Constance Werthe wrote:Jan 29, 2017

    What Houzz contributors are saying:

    Mitchell Parker added this to The Polite House: On Dinner Party Gifts, Wine and LeftoversAug 24, 2016

    LeftoversWhen the meal is finished and it’s time to clean up, attention may turn to leftovers. How to handle leftovers is up to the host to decide. Whether or not your guests have contributed to the meal, it’s perfectly fine to offer leftovers, and it’s also equally acceptable not to offer them. Depending on how much you have and what makes sense, you may change how you handle this from party to party. Most hosts don’t really want a fridge full of leftovers, particularly at a meal to which many guests have contributed, so it’s fairly standard to either divvy them up among the group or send each contributor home with his or her particular leftovers. One thing that is thoughtful is to try to return any containers or dishes that your guests have brought. Simply freeing up the container or dishware so that your guest can take it back home is definitely thoughtful. If you’re sending guests home with the rest of a dish they made, it’s fine to just put the leftovers back in the dish it came in. If you’re sending them home with a selection of leftovers, cleaning the container or dish and reusing it is also an option. What’s your question? To submit a question on etiquette around the house for Lizzie Post, send an email with the subject line “The Polite House” to See more from The Polite House

    Tiffany Carboni added this to The Kitchen Counter Goes to New HeightsOct 29, 2013

    The benefits of multiheight kitchen counters. Do you feel overexerted every time you prepare a meal? Architect and universal design expert Carol Sundstrom explains why this might be. “If you are short, reaching up and extending forward to chop on a standard-height countertop contributes to shoulder strain,” she notes. “If you are tall and constantly bending forward to see the food you’re prepping better, or extending your arms fully to reach a countertop that is too low for you, that contributes to both back and shoulder strain.” Talk to kitchen designers who offer custom featuresHaving multiple counter heights is a great solution for multiple users. “I prefer to see more than one height of countertop in a kitchen, rather than all the counters raised up because the owners are tall, or all the counters lowered because the owners are petite,” Sundstrom continues. “Aside from making friends and family who may not share your same proportions feel comfortable when they are helping you, you also preserve your resale value.”

    Sheridan Interiors, Kitchens and Baths added this to Optimal Space Planning for Universal Design in the KitchenNov 11, 2012

    Include at least one workspace countertop at a height of 30 inches or less, to accomodate someone sitting while doing tasks. Conversely, if the person using this space is very tall, consider raising the countertop to a height that will keep things ergonomic.

    Cathy Lara added this to Houzz Tour: Universal Design Makes a Midcentury Home AccessibleSep 24, 2012

    This angle lets you appreciate the different heights of the granite counter and tabletop. "Not all wheelchair users have the same needs. Karen and her daughter, also a wheelchair user, have different arm-reach lengths and different torso heights, so we took their needs into account," says Sundstrom.Although some may disagree with the cooktop placement and its lack of undersurface knee space, Sundstrom stands by the placement. "If we got rid of the drawers and allowed for knee space, we would increase the chances of spilling hot, often boiling water onto someone's lap. The side approach to the cooktop just works out better," she says. A low-profile grill top lets Karen see into as much of her casseroles as her height permits.Sink: Kollmar sheet metal; faucet: Kohler; cooktop: Fisher

    What Houzzers are commenting on:

    Jameson Interiors, Inc. added this to Franwood ProjectAug 22, 2019

    Client inspiration: Likes this as overall idea for replacing fireplace with storage cabinetry in den, dislikes round pull on sliding doors

    kecfamily added this to kecfamily's ideasAug 13, 2019

    Variation in full length cabinets

    Daryl Schrock added this to WarholaJul 30, 2019

    Modern beams. clean also two tone. Post is a flatter wall color and beam is gloss black

    beckydivo added this to 925 ParkhillJul 29, 2019

    Cool can lights in ceiling give some definition. Cabinet sliding doors -- interesting... maybe a way to hide a dog bed :-)

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