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NASHVILLE RESIDENCETransitional Kitchen, Nashville

Architect: Blaine Bonadies, Bonadies Architect
Photography By: Jean Allsopp Photography

“Just as described, there is an edgy, irreverent vibe here, but the result has an appropriate stature and seriousness. Love the overscale windows. And the outdoor spaces are so great.”

Situated atop an old Civil War battle site, this new residence was conceived for a couple with southern values and a rock-and-roll attitude. The project consists of a house, a pool with a pool house and a renovated music studio. A marriage of modern and traditional design, this project used a combination of California redwood siding, stone and a slate roof with flat-seam lead overhangs. Intimate and well planned, there is no space wasted in this home. The execution of the detail work, such as handmade railings, metal awnings and custom windows jambs, made this project mesmerizing.

Cues from the client and how they use their space helped inspire and develop the initial floor plan, making it live at a human scale but with dramatic elements. Their varying taste then inspired the theme of traditional with an edge. The lines and rhythm of the house were simplified, and then complemented with some key details that made the house a juxtaposition of styles.

The wood Ultimate Casement windows were all standard sizes. However, there was a desire to make the windows have a “deep pocket” look to create a break in the facade and add a dramatic shadow line. Marvin was able to customize the jambs by extruding them to the exterior. They added a very thin exterior profile, which negated the need for exterior casing. The same detail was in the stone veneers and walls, as well as the horizontal siding walls, with no need for any modification. This resulted in a very sleek look.

Marvin Ultimate Casement Window

Kitchen - transitional dark wood floor kitchen idea in Nashville with shaker cabinets, white cabinets, white backsplash, subway tile backsplash, an island and white countertops —  Houzz
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This photo has 43 questions
scarletgrey2001 wrote:March 26, 2015
  • Flo Carroll

    What size are the drawer pulls?

  • scarletgrey2001
    Two sizes -- 4 1/4"x 1 3/4" or 3 1/2"X1 3/4"
lightairsky wrote:December 9, 2016
Hillary Vari wrote:April 24, 2018
  • Julie Hansen

    Are the grills between the windows? Thanks for you time.

  • PRO

    Hi Julie Hansen, great question. The windows shown here feature simulated divided lites (or SDLs), which are adhered on top of the glass rather than between it. See more about the differences on our website here.

yherman31 wrote:May 15, 2016
  • Malia Finn
    The color of the island looks like Down Pipe by Farrow and Ball
  • Merlot Nicke

    What color cabinets and island would go well with stonington gray walls?

snewmanrd wrote:November 5, 2017
schurer wrote:May 21, 2017
  • PRO

    Hi ctychick - thanks for your note! Bonadies Architect would be the contact with that information on file as well.

  • Lupita Lorber

    Counters are at 36" standard so we can use that as our baseline. I'd say windows are about 60-66" tall as the divided lites appear to have a 22-26" daylight opening. Nice project. Looks a lot like steel windows.

danielssheeran wrote:March 10, 2017
  • denicekatija

    Beautiful windows!... what are the dimensions of each of these windows? Also, isthe material?

  • PRO

    Hi denicekatija, thanks very much! We love these Marvin Ultimate Casement windows, too - they bring awesome light into this beautiful kitchen. These windows are wood on the interior, and aluminum clad wood on the exterior. You can learn more about Marvin window materials on our website. Please let us know of any other questions.

Rebecca wrote:July 8, 2016
  • Amanda Yannello
    What type of Windows are these? Vinyl or aluminum clad?
  • PRO

    Hi amandayannello - these windows are aluminum clad on the exterior and wood on the interior. (Marvin Windows and Doors does not manufacture vinyl windows.) Thanks for your question!

Melanie Frey wrote:March 23, 2019
  • PRO

    Hi Melanie Frey, thanks for your interest in the windows in this lovely kitchen. Shown here are five Marvin Ultimate Casement windows with two horizontal simulated divided lites (above the glass, rather than grills, which are often between the glass) on each. If you were to share this image with a Marvin dealer near you, they could help you easily recreate this look.

    Find a Marvin dealer in your area by visiting and please let us know how we can help you with any additional questions.

  • Melanie Frey

    Thanks! I definitely will.

Dandan Li wrote:October 24, 2017
Judy wrote:January 25, 2017
  • PRO

    Hi Judy - as the window and door manufacturer, unfortunately we don't have that information on file. However, the architect - Bonadies Architect - may be able to answer that for you. Thanks!

  • Merlot Nicke

    Did you find out?

trishabuck wrote:September 10, 2016
  • PRO
    Red Dog Interiors LLC
    I would like the paint color of the island also please!
  • PRO

    Hi trishabuck & Renee Neumann - we love this kitchen project, too! Unfortunately as the window and door manufacturer we don't have the island color information on file. However, the project architect - Bonadies Architect - may be able to answer that question for you. Thanks for inquiring!

akantor1 wrote:September 10, 2015
  • PRO
    Brown Bird Designs

    It looks like the company that posted this pic is a windows and doors guy so he probably doesn't know the wood color. My best guess is a med-dark walnut and it looks like actual real wood but is hard to say from a picture. There are so many imitations out there that are really good! It's amazing how far laminate has come! And wood-tile is a great alternative, but I'm pretty sure you can rule that out (at least from this picture) because you can see a clear "true" seam where the light hits the floor. If you really want an exact match to this, I think your best option is to take this picture to your floor guy or to the place that you want to buy flooring (if you're a do-it-yourselfer!) and try to match it up as close as you can. It's not an exact science but it'll get you the look you want! There are so many shades, wood species and grain styles out there that I don't doubt that you will find something that will make you very happy.

    Of course you can always get an interior designer to do all of that footwork for you :)

    Hope that is somewhat helpful!

  • PRO

    You're right, Brown Bird Designs - unfortunately we don't know the flooring details for this project. However, the project was led by Bonadies Architect, who is also here on Houzz. They could certainly provide those details for you, akantor1!

janekruse wrote:September 21, 2014
  • joenknight

    I'd also love to know the sourcing on the rug!

  • mhscouts

    What is the paint color of the island? Thank you!

keeley215 wrote:August 23, 2014
  • missytresse

    Can you please share what stone is used for the island top? Thank you!

  • e

    Hi Marvin Windows, Are these windows primed and then painted black? Do you know what color/wood and stain was used for the interior wood part of the window? I really love the look!

HU-640123263 wrote:April 25, 2019
Amy Mugge wrote:August 9, 2018
  • PRO

    Hi Amy Mugge - thanks for your interest in this project! As the window and door manufacturer, we unfortunately don't have that level of detail on file. However, the architect may be able to provide further information: Bonadies Architect.

5915foco wrote:July 30, 2018
  • PRO

    Thanks for your interest in this project, 5915foco. As the window and door manufacturer, we do not have information about the island on hand. However, the architect may be able to provide you with more details: Bonadies Architect.

E S wrote:April 18, 2018
Beth Coyne wrote:April 11, 2018
  • PRO

    Hi Beth Coyne - thanks for your interest in this project. As the window and door manufacturer, we do not have specifics about the island paint on file. However, the architect may be able to provide more information: Bonadies Architect on Houzz.

lossenmacher wrote:March 30, 2017
  • PRO

    Hi lossenmacher, as the window and door manufacturer we unfortunately don't have that information on file, but would refer you to the architect: Bonadies Architect. Thanks for your interest in this project!

mooockie wrote:February 16, 2017
  • PRO

    Hi mooockie - as the window and door manufacturer, we unfortunately don't have that level of detail on file. The architect, Bonadies Architect, may be able to offer you more information. Thanks!

jessica_schary wrote:April 15, 2016
Jessica Wilson Design Wilson wrote:April 11, 2016
  • PRO

    Jessica Wilson Design, the windows featured here are Marvin Ultimate Casement windows. You can learn more about them on our website. Fun fact: Marvin offers the industry's biggest casement window to suit all your project needs!

amberhd wrote:March 19, 2016
  • PRO

    Hi amberhd, as the window manufacturer, we unfortunately don't have those details on file. However, the architect - Bonadies Architect - can likely share more. Thanks for asking!

User wrote:February 19, 2016
  • PRO

    Hi franca1966, as the window and door manufacturer, unfortunately we don't have that information on file. However, the architect - Bonadies Architect - should be able to provide more information.

joannemesserly wrote:February 6, 2016
  • PRO

    Hi joannemesserly, as the window and door manufacturer, unfortunately we don't have that information on file. However, the architect - Bonadies Architect - should be able to provide more information.

James Cole wrote:January 30, 2016
  • PRO

    Hi James Cole, as the window and door manufacturer, unfortunately we don't have that information on file. However, the architect - Bonadies Architect - should be able to provide more information.

betsyguidone wrote:November 16, 2015
  • PRO

    Hi betsyguidone, as the window manufacturer we don't have that information on file, but you can certainly reach out to the architect here on Houzz: Bonadies Architect.

Karen Wasson wrote:April 7, 2015
tobyt wrote:January 19, 2015
  • PRO
    Carlisle Wide Plank Floors
    Good Afternoon, This looks quite similar to our American Black Walnut, but you can use other wood species like White Oak or Hickory and stain them to give it the same coloration. I'm attaching a few photos to give you some ideas.
Beulah Goligher wrote:September 1, 2015
    Jill Worobec wrote:July 21, 2015
      bruce garretson wrote:June 20, 2015
        Ed Geronilla wrote:February 20, 2015

          What Houzz contributors are saying:

          Erin Carlyle added this to What’s Popular for Kitchen Islands in Remodeled KitchensDecember 27, 2019

          Pendants are the most popular lighting choice among renovating homeowners who install lighting above their kitchen islands.Lighting Above the Island Remains PopularA majority (92%) of renovating homeowners who add or upgrade a kitchen island install new light fixtures above it. Pendant lights are the No. 1 choice (66%) among this group, followed by recessed lights (32%), a chandelier (11%) and a fixture with a fan (3%).The 2020 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study gathered information from 2,598 Houzz users who had completed a kitchen remodel or addition in the previous 12 months, were working on one or were planning to start one in the next three months. The study was fielded between June 19 and July 2, 2019.Download the full study More on HouzzThe Most Popular Styles and Cabinet Choices in Kitchen RemodelsFind a pro to help with your kitchen remodelShop for products on Houzz

          Five Star Painting added this to How to Update Your Kitchen Cabinets With PaintDecember 5, 2017

          You can also paint in more than one color to reflect your style. The island is a great place to bring in a bright or moody color. This will turn the island into a focal point. 7 White Kitchens That Make the Case for Painting the Island

          Annie Thornton added this to Source List: 20 Pendants That Illuminate the Kitchen IslandAugust 5, 2015

          3. Hicks 2-Light Pendant by Thomas O’Brien for Visual ComfortThe Hicks pendant is one of those light fixtures that’s just as at home in the kitchen as it is in the dining room or bathroom. Hanging over the island, the globe fixture makes this kitchen a destination as well as a workspace.

          What Houzzers are commenting on:

          gretchdaniels added this to kitchen colors2 hours ago

          like the colors and drawer pulls on the island….also combination of shaker and flat front

          roppabear added this to Valerie Final2 days ago

          two tone cabinets, top and bottom, subway tile to ceiling, dark grout

          HU-508913721 added this to My ideas3 days ago

          Again like the contrast of the island versus the cabinets

          gaunan added this to For Steve3 days ago

          Nice big window. Neat colour of island drawers

          HU-139464627 added this to My ideas4 days ago

          Love counter tops and color of island

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