Mediterranean Equestrian Estate, Carmel, CaliforniaMediterranean Kitchen, San Francisco

Mediterranean Equestrian Estate
Architect: John Malick & Associates
Photographs © 2012 Rusell Abraham

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karlamlapinski wrote:Sep 8, 2012
  • Judy Bumbles
    Thanks so much John for the information, very much appreciated.
  • Judy Bumbles
    Thanks John, it looks just beautiful!
rbratton5 wrote:Mar 24, 2013
  • Amanda Edwards
    What is an antiqued finish? Is it similar to honed?
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates
    Marble with an antiqued finish has a gently irregular surface texture. A honed finish is smoother and more uniform. Both are much less reflective than a polished finish.


    --John Malick & Associates
Toni Wolz wrote:Apr 25, 2013
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates
    The island countertop is Spanish Gold marble with an antiqued finish.


    --John Malick & Associates
  • legends51
    beautiful countertop
kimyee65 wrote:Mar 24, 2013
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates
    The base paint is a custom color the glazes give further depth. The warm tone also comes from the room's other finishes, as well as the thick walls, which soften the incoming light.


    --John Malick & Associates
  • PRO
    Rococo llc
    a Venetian Plaster or wax paint can be more impresive
darthur04 wrote:Aug 17, 2012
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates
    When we design light fixtures, furniture, art glass, mosaics, etc., we typically do so to suit the unique needs of a project in our office. We have not so far considered making such work more broadly available. Thank you for the suggestion!

    --John Malick & Associates
  • Jody Lunke
    djlunke's kitchen ideas
Jessica Galarraga wrote:Sep 22, 2018
  • beanzlj

    Is that a faux finish on the countertop?

  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates

    The upper countertop is Spanish Gold marble. Thank you for your interest in the project.


    --John Malick & Associates

bemwright wrote:Nov 13, 2016
  • Anita Schubert

    What is the countertop material. It's beautiful.

  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates

    The lighter countertop is Spanish Gold marble with an antiqued finish. Next to the stove, we switched to Rosso Laguna with a honed finish. Thank you for your interest in the project.


    --John Malick & Associates

queenira wrote:Feb 17, 2014
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    John Malick & Associates
    The countertop is Spanish Gold marble wtih an antique finish. Thank you for your interest in the project.

    --John Malick & Associates
  • Delaine Mathieu
    Absolutely gorgeous.
debramarieo wrote:Oct 27, 2013
  • erau5615
    where would you buy the product you used around the arch
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates
    The rock was quarried and cut in Mexico to the design of John Malick & Associates, with additional finishing after installation.

    --John Malick & Associates
Lisa Heller wrote:Oct 15, 2013
  • PRO
    Daniel Bramske, AIA, NCARB
    Depending upon the grade of the plywood and its current state, it may be possible to stain it. Like JMA mentioned, this is most likely not to achieve the aesthetic you're looking for. If you're interested in a raw material similar to plywood, you might try OSB (oriented stand board), but make sure it's finish-grade (OSB/1). Here's a great example of a well-done OSB floor: http://www.green-building.com/projects/prospect-drive/
  • abol01
    Yhin
Maria Cutrona wrote:Oct 6, 2013
  • edbrooks
    what lighting company makes the island light?
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates
    The light fixture above the island is a custom design by John Malick & Associates. Thank you for your interest in the project.


    --John Malick & Associates
lle556 wrote:Apr 6, 2013
  • Yolanda Holly
    Is this sufficiently durable for a kitchen island??
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates
    The counter is marble, which better handles daily use, and for unity matches the surrounding cabinets' counters. Details about the marble can be found in our responses to other questions.

    --John Malick & Associates
greenqueen wrote:Mar 3, 2013
  • PRO
    Giverny Deux
    Where is the french house?
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates
    If you are referring to the "Alpine Ski Chalet," the house is located at the base of the slopes of a Northern California ski resort. More information about the house is available on our website, www.jmalick.com, as well as in a recently published monograph on our work, A Lyric Architecture. Both further provide photos of other projects in French styles.

    --John Malick & Associates
Isabella wrote:Jan 4, 2013
  • Jeanne
    Looks like it!
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    John Malick & Associates
    The rock was quarried and cut in Mexico to the design of John Malick & Associates, with additional finishing after installation. The backsplash behind the stove is indeed brick.

    --John Malick & Associates
kmays1975 wrote:Nov 30, 2012
  • picasso58
    Superb light fixture, what are the dimensions?
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates
    The light fixture measures approximately 8'-1" long, 4'-6" wide, and 4'-4" high. We designed it specifically for the island in the photograph. Thank you for your interest in the project.


    --John Malick & Associates
cjdavis1125 wrote:Nov 17, 2012
  • barbaradocker
    I am building a house, these might work in my kitchen, what are the deminsions, price, where can I buy
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates
    The light fixture above the island is a custom design by John Malick & Associates.

    --John Malick & Associates
Meleah Diemer wrote:Aug 20, 2012
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    Faye Smith Interior Design
    Hi John - Thanks for your patience with answering the same questions over and over! But about the countertop, can you tell me the edge you used and how it was laminated? It's matched so well that it looks like a solid piece. This marble was probably 3cm thick and it appears much thicker here. What is the finished thickness?
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates
    The countertop has an apparent thickness of 2", which includes a 1/4" bevel (as measured on the 45-degree diagonal). The marble slabs were 3/4" thick (2 cm). We reviewed and approved the cutting of the slabs to ensure the matching you admire, relying also on the talent, judgment, and experience of the fabricators. Thank you for your interest in the project.


    --John Malick & Associates
kellicat62 wrote:May 5, 2014
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates
    The owner provided the shelf, which is one of a kind. You may be able to obtain a similar item from a dealer specializing in Central Asian artefacts and antiques.

    Thank you for letting us know that you have found the project inspirational. More information about it is available in a recent monograph on our work, A Lyric Architecture.


    --John Malick & Associates
  • Tom Palmer
    I have been checking out the best of all dream kitchens for years, and I find this masterpiece to be outstanding! Genius! I love this so much, I just sent you an e-mail requesting more information...thanks for this inspiration!
leonard55 wrote:May 3, 2013
Rebecca Hudson wrote:Mar 11, 2013
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates
    The stove is a Lacanche Cluny 1400.

    --John Malick & Associates
  • PRO
    Art Culinaire | Lacanche US
    Hi @rthudso, sorry to just be seeing your question! Yes, this is a Lacanche Cluny 1400 in matte black with brass trim. If you have further questions (located in the US), please send us an email at sales@frenchranges.com!
Yazmin Carranza wrote:Aug 11, 2018
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates

    The paint is a custom color with multiple custom glazes. Thank you for your interest in the project.


    --John Malick & Associates

normita1 wrote:Jan 20, 2018
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates

    The walls are smooth to the touch, but finished with multiple glazes of custom colors. Thank you for your interest in the project.


    --John Malick & Associates

Susied3 wrote:Apr 24, 2017
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates

    The wall behind the range is finished with "Trainstation" thin brick, as manufactured by the Robinson Brick Company. The brick may still be available. We recommend that you review a physical sample before ordering, as what you see on your computer monitor may not perfectly represent the color, texture, etc. of the current product.

    Thank you for your interest in the project. You can find out more about our work on our website, or in a recently published monograph, A Lyric Architecture.

    --John Malick & Associates

Judy Cornett wrote:Mar 5, 2017
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    John Malick & Associates

    The mantel is an antique that originally graced an Afghan palace. You may be able to find a similar piece from a dealer specializing in such imports. Thank you for your interest in the project.


    --John Malick & Associates

libbyb wrote:Nov 5, 2016
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    John Malick & Associates

    The frieze above the range alcove is an Afghan antique. Thank you for your interest in the project.

    --John Malick & Associates

mwhetstone wrote:Apr 9, 2016
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates

    The arch's stone was quarried and cut in Mexico to the design of John Malick & Associates. Despite appearances, the installation was very straightforward; your contractor should be able to recommend someone able to handle a similar task. Thank you for your interest in the project.


    --John Malick & Associates

Erica Payne wrote:Oct 20, 2015
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates

    The light fixture over the island is a custom design by the house's architects, John Malick & Associates. Thank you for your interest in the project.

    --John Malick & Associates

Coastal Home Design Studio wrote:Aug 17, 2015
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates

    The light fixture is a custom design by the house's architect, John Malick & Associates. Thank you for your interest in the project.

    --John Malick & Associates

djalso wrote:Aug 8, 2015
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates

    We much appreciate learning that our work has been inspirational. Thank you for the note, and good luck with your project!

    --John Malick & Associates

Lana Elliott Designs wrote:Sep 30, 2013
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates
    The frieze above the range alcove is an Afghan antique.


    --John Malick & Associates
kattrieuking wrote:Sep 29, 2013
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates
    Different types of flooring work for different situations. Although laminate is one of many options, for wood floors we typically specify plank.


    --John Malick & Associates
orly77 wrote:Sep 14, 2013
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates
    You should be able to buy this marble at your local stone yard or one in Los Angeles. Your designer may be able to recommend a more specific source.

    Stone slabs are not standardized products with uniform color, veining, etc. Always inspect them in person before purchase, keeping in mind how the slab will be cut before final installation. Many otherwise beautiful slabs may not be suitable for your application.


    --John Malick & Associates
Cathy wrote:Jul 6, 2013
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates
    The island is painted a custom color with multiple custom glazes. While the cabinets flanking the range match the island, the other perimeter cabinets are stained black walnut. The shelf above the range's alcove is an Afghan antique left the original color.

    As mentioned in answers to other viewers' questions, the counters are typically Spanish Gold Marble with an antique finish. Next to the range, we switched to honed Rossa Laguna, which more directly relates to the colors of the adjacent brickwork.

    Additional photos and other information on the project can be found on our website, www.jmalick.com, as well as in a recently published book about our work, A Lyric Architecture.

    --John Malick & Associates
lara wrote:Apr 20, 2013
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates
    In the alcove, the cabinetry and brickwork to the right of the range is symmetrical with the cabinetry and brickwork to the left. On the wall opposite, the alcove is balanced out by a French door that opens to a covered porch. More photos and other information on the project can be found on our website, www.jmalick.com, as well as in a recently published book about our work, A Lyric Architecture.

    --John Malick & Associates
dimondgirl12 wrote:Mar 30, 2013
Ashley Bell wrote:Feb 21, 2013
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates
    The range hood uses a specially fabricated remote fan set into the soffit. The front of the hood is finished with the same plaster as the rest of the kitchen, and the hand-carved antique shelf came from an Afghan palace.
    The range in the alcove is 4'-7"long, with more than 2'-2" of counter space to either side. Since every application is different, whether these dimensions would suffice for the Aga you mention is a question best addressed by your architect and installer.

    --John Malick & Associates
gingernoblesweeney wrote:Jan 26, 2013
linka729 wrote:Nov 10, 2012
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates
    The glass panels you see in the photo are a custom laylight. The skylight above them, which you do not see, was manufactured to our design by O'Keefe's Inc. in San Francisco.

    --John Malick & Associates
deforbes wrote:Sep 21, 2012
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates
    The wall paint is a custom color with multiple custom glazes.


    --John Malick & Associates
Marilyn Forrester wrote:Sep 11, 2012
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates
    Set into the arch behind the stove is an iron fireback, fabricated to a design by John Malick & Associates.

    --John Malick & Associates
gossimer02 wrote:Aug 19, 2012
  • PRO
    John Malick & Associates
    The rock was quarried and cut in Mexico to the design of John Malick & Associates, with additional finishing after installation.

    --John Malick & Associates

What Houzz contributors are saying:

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Charmean Neithart Interiors added this to 12 Design Features That Bring Spanish Flavor to a KitchenOct 7, 2012

7. Arches. In this generously sized kitchen, an arch separates the cooking and dining areas and adds to the Mediterranean look. There's another arch in the niche by the range.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

troyb
troyb added this to Nesbitt Kitchen CRAug 8, 2019

This is just a lovely kitchen as far as color balance.

drsusan
Susan Shapiro added this to kitchen 2Aug 5, 2019

arched cabinet with drawer at end of stove use with island and cabinets

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Alison Martinez added this to KitchenAug 4, 2019

Stone on arch and brick behind range with arched cubbies.

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