Sophisticated Nostalgia Kitchen in Deer ParkFarmhouse Kitchen, Chicago

When this suburban family decided to renovate their kitchen, they knew that they wanted a little more space. Advance Design worked together with the homeowner to design a kitchen that would work for a large family who loved to gather regularly and always ended up in the kitchen! So the project began with extending out an exterior wall to accommodate a larger island and more moving-around space between the island and the perimeter cabinetry.

Style was important to the cook, who began collecting accessories and photos of the look she loved for months prior to the project design. She was drawn to the brightness of whites and grays, and the design accentuated this color palette brilliantly with the incorporation of a warm shade of brown woods that originated from a dining room table that was a family favorite. Classic gray and white cabinetry from Dura Supreme hits the mark creating a perfect balance between bright and subdued. Hints of gray appear in the bead board detail peeking just behind glass doors, and in the application of the handsome floating wood shelves between cabinets. White subway tile is made extra interesting with the application of dark gray grout lines causing it to be a subtle but noticeable detail worthy of attention.

Suede quartz Silestone graces the countertops with a soft matte hint of color that contrasts nicely with the presence of white painted cabinetry finished smartly with the brightness of a milky white farm sink. Old melds nicely with new, as antique bronze accents are sprinkled throughout hardware and fixtures, and work together unassumingly with the sleekness of stainless steel appliances.

The grace and timelessness of this sparkling new kitchen maintains the charm and character of a space that has seen generations past. And now this family will enjoy this new space for many more generations to come in the future with the help of the team at Advance Design Studio.

Photographer: Joe Nowak

Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Example of a mid-sized country u-shaped medium tone wood floor kitchen design in Chicago with a farmhouse sink, recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets, quartz countertops, multicolored backsplash, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and an island —  Houzz
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This photo has 45 questions
cassidylm0711 wrote:April 29, 2016
  • cassidylm0711

    Thank you! Did you age the brass at all? The website seems to have it in a polished brass and yours looks aged.

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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    Thank you for your interest in this project photo. We’re sorry to disappoint you, we wish we could answer every question we receive; unfortunately we are often unable to retrieve specific project information in a timely manner due to the sheer volume of requests. Every project is custom designed to meet our client’s requirements, style, and taste with currently available products. If you are interested in a project with our company, please contact us directly and we’ll be happy to talk with you about your specific project plans. Houzz is a wonderful idea resource; we hope our photos have been inspiring! Warmly, Christine @ ADS.

dketchum2 wrote:February 5, 2016
Mike Fann wrote:February 22, 2015
  • melmidd

    No wonder I like it, it's bronze rather than brass. Should have read more thoroughly. : )

  • lindamarie1

    Do you know the dimensions of the island please?

    TYIA!

Janai Maughan wrote:March 31, 2016
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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    Thanks Mandi for the update. Sorry for the delay, this is indeed Dura Supreme cabinetry. There are quite a number of factors that go into pricing kitchen cabinetry. Please feel free to contact us at the studio and we'd be happy to review your project with you. Thanks for the inquiry, Christine @ ADS

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    Dura Supreme Cabinetry

    You're welcome! Glad I could help. Mandi @ Dura

danobanano wrote:October 10, 2016
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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    These came pre-primed and were painted after installed which allows us to get the perfect finish with no trim heads visible much like you would paint other trim. There are many ways to do this depending upon the material and the look you wish to achieve (for example, some that are stained are pre-finished), I would check with your contractor. Hope this helps. Warmly, Christine @ ADS

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    Dura Supreme Cabinetry

    Dura Supreme also offers similar shiplap planks that can also be made to match your cabinetry. They come prefinished with a high quality factory finish. Mandi @ Dura

butterfly32 wrote:May 21, 2016
  • Jenna Schaefer

    They are gloss. Look at the reflection above the kitchen window and over the stove.

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Peg Rogers wrote:October 17, 2017
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    Suran Built

    Nice work! This one keeps coming back to me:-)


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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    These tops are Silestone Quartz. Sorry for the late response i must have missed it! Christine @ ADS

Maria wrote:September 6, 2017
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    Dura Supreme Cabinetry

    The Subway tiles is fabulous selection to go with the white painted cabinetry from Dura Supreme. Mandi @ Dura

  • jessica4820

    where did you get the tile, I'm having a heck of a time finding 4x8

M. Corto wrote:May 25, 2016
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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    Thank you for your interest in this project photo. We’re sorry to disappoint you, we wish we could answer every question we receive; unfortunately we are often unable to retrieve specific project information in a timely manner due to the sheer volume of requests. Every project is custom designed to meet our client’s requirements, style, and taste with currently available products. If you are interested in a project with our company, please contact us directly and we’ll be happy to talk with you about your specific project plans. Houzz is a wonderful idea resource; we hope our photos have been inspiring! Warmly, Christine @ ADS.

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    Dura Supreme Cabinetry

    They are fabulous! They go great with the gray Dura Supreme kitchen island. Mandi @ Dura

Lisa Fouts wrote:March 13, 2016
Patrice wrote:March 3, 2016
  • staceyladewski

    How thick is the grout line between tiles?

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    Dura Supreme Cabinetry

    I am not sure. It does look like there's a good gap to reveal the gray grout. Mandi @ Dura

mandm56 wrote:April 30, 2019
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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    Thanks for the question, mandm56- the tile size used in this project is 4.25" x 8.5". Thank you for looking at our project, we're glad you like it! Warmly, Bri @ ADS

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    Dura Supreme Cabinetry

    This design is so stunning! Thank you for using Dura Supreme Cabinetry!


    Mandi @ Dura

Karin Brittain wrote:July 28, 2018
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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    This tile grout is a medium gray. Hope this helps! Christine @ ADS

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    Dura Supreme Cabinetry

    I love it! It really helps tie in the gray Dura Supreme kitchen island. Great work! Mandi @ Dura

Diana wrote:December 12, 2017
  • pattyk_64

    They look like Artcraft Greenwich AC10171 to me, I was looking at them before I saw this picture, and am pretty sure that's the name.

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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    I'm sorry but the client purchased these fixtures and we do not have on record the name. Sorry for the delay, i must have missed you! Christine @ ADS

Mary wrote:June 24, 2017
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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    I'm not certain the distance in this project, however, it is probably somewhere around 45-48" since the outer kitchen wall was moved almost 4' out in order to accommodate a larger island and much more room. I hope this comment is helpful! Thank you for the inquiry. Christine @ ADS

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    Dura Supreme Cabinetry

    Stunning! Thank you for choosing Dura Supreme Cabinetry! Mandi @ Dura

Becca B wrote:May 24, 2017
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    Dura Supreme Cabinetry

    I saw on another question that they are Quartz, but it did not say what brand or color. I hope this helps. Mandi @ Dura

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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    Silestone Quartz. Sorry i must have missed you! Christine @ ADS

Joanne Reese Bryant wrote:February 3, 2017
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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    Thank you for your interest in this project photo. We’re sorry to disappoint you, we wish we could answer every question we receive; unfortunately we are often unable to retrieve specific project information in a timely manner due to the sheer volume of requests. Every project is custom designed to meet our client’s requirements, style, and taste with currently available products. If you are interested in a project with our company, please contact us directly and we’ll be happy to talk with you about your specific project plans. Houzz is a wonderful idea resource; we hope our photos have been inspiring! Warmly, Christine @ ADS.

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    Dura Supreme Cabinetry

    This looks like hardware with an Antique Brass finish. Advance Design Studios does do an amazing job! I highly recommend them. Mandi @ Dura

rmprindle wrote:November 2, 2016
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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    It is approximately 8'x48"

    Thank you for your interest in this project photo. We’re sorry to disappoint you, we wish we could answer every question we receive; unfortunately we are often unable to retrieve specific project information in a timely manner due to the sheer volume of requests. Every project is custom designed to meet our client’s requirements, style, and taste with currently available products. If you are interested in a project with our company, please contact us directly and we’ll be happy to talk with you about your specific project plans. Houzz is a wonderful idea resource; we hope our photos have been inspiring! Warmly, Christine @ ADS.

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    Dura Supreme Cabinetry

    I do not know the specs. But the island is from Dura Supreme Cabinetry if that helps. Have a great day! Mandi @ Dura

Cara Haugh wrote:October 16, 2016
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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    Thank you for your interest in this project photo. We’re sorry to disappoint you, we wish we could answer every question we receive; unfortunately we are often unable to retrieve specific project information in a timely manner due to the sheer volume of requests. Every project is custom designed to meet our client’s requirements, style, and taste with currently available products. If you are interested in a project with our company, please contact us directly and we’ll be happy to talk with you about your specific project plans. Houzz is a wonderful idea resource; we hope our photos have been inspiring! Warmly, Christine @ ADS.

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    Dura Supreme Cabinetry

    Thank you! The cabinetry is from Dura Supreme. For your question, you could try searching for reviews on the countertop manufacture to get a better idea, or start your own forum in the advice column for a quicker response. Have a great week! Mandi @ Dura

terrig1952 wrote:September 22, 2016
Ione Permison wrote:August 25, 2016
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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    These shelves are part of the Dura Supreme offering.

    Thank you for your interest in this project photo. We’re sorry to disappoint you, we wish we could answer every question we receive; unfortunately we are often unable to retrieve specific project information in a timely manner due to the sheer volume of requests. Every project is custom designed to meet our client’s requirements, style, and taste with currently available products. If you are interested in a project with our company, please contact us directly and we’ll be happy to talk with you about your specific project plans. Houzz is a wonderful idea resource; we hope our photos have been inspiring! Warmly, Christine @ ADS.

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    Dura Supreme Cabinetry

    The floating shelves are from Dura Supreme Cabinetry. The hanging hardware is from Etsy, but serves just as decor. The shelves are actually mounted to the wall. Mandi @ Dura

garyflip wrote:August 2, 2016
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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    Thank you for your interest in this project photo. We’re sorry to disappoint you, we wish we could answer every question we receive; unfortunately we are often unable to retrieve specific project information in a timely manner due to the sheer volume of requests. Every project is custom designed to meet our client’s requirements, style, and taste with currently available products. If you are interested in a project with our company, please contact us directly and we’ll be happy to talk with you about your specific project plans. Houzz is a wonderful idea resource; we hope our photos have been inspiring! Warmly, Christine @ ADS.

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    Dura Supreme Cabinetry

    The cabinetry is from Dura Supreme. The paint color of the island looks like it is our Storm Gray painted finish. Let us know if you have any questions.

    Dura Supreme Cabinetry Storm Gray Paint Finish · More Info

    Mandi @ Dura

garyflip wrote:August 2, 2016
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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    Thank you for your interest in this project photo. We’re sorry to disappoint you, we wish we could answer every question we receive; unfortunately we are often unable to retrieve specific project information in a timely manner due to the sheer volume of requests. Every project is custom designed to meet our client’s requirements, style, and taste with currently available products. If you are interested in a project with our company, please contact us directly and we’ll be happy to talk with you about your specific project plans. Houzz is a wonderful idea resource; we hope our photos have been inspiring! Warmly, Christine @ ADS.

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    Dura Supreme Cabinetry

    I believe TopKnobs has a similar looking collection. Mandi @ Dura

Flora Freitas wrote:July 5, 2016
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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    Thank you for your interest in this project photo. We’re sorry to disappoint you, we wish we could answer every question we receive; unfortunately we are often unable to retrieve specific project information in a timely manner due to the sheer volume of requests. Every project is custom designed to meet our client’s requirements, style, and taste with currently available products. If you are interested in a project with our company, please contact us directly and we’ll be happy to talk with you about your specific project plans. Houzz is a wonderful idea resource; we hope our photos have been inspiring! Warmly, Christine @ ADS.

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    Dura Supreme Cabinetry

    The hood is tagged on another photo as this hood. I hope this helps. Mandi @ Dura



    ZLKF1-Wall Mount Range Hood, 30", Standard Chimney for 9-9.5 Ft. Ceilings · More Info

jujucampbell wrote:June 13, 2016
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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    Thank you for the inquiry and the compliments, we appreciate it. The light fixture over the sink was supplied by the client, and unfortunately we do not have the source information. Thanks again and best, Christine @ ADS

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    Dura Supreme Cabinetry

    jujucampbell, This light by Thomas O'Brien looks very similar. I hope this helps. Let us know if you have any cabinetry questions. Mandi @ Dura



    Small Hicks Pendant, Bronze and Hand-Rubbed Antique Brass with White Glass · More Info

housenut wrote:April 6, 2016
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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    This grout color is charcoal gray, further defining the white subway tile. Thank you for the inquiry. Christine @ ADS

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    Dura Supreme Cabinetry

    It goes well with the Storm Gray kitchen island from Dura Supreme Cabinetry. Great design work! Mandi @ Dura

maplebirch wrote:March 12, 2016
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    Dura Supreme Cabinetry

    Thank you. The cabinetry is from Dura Supreme. The shelving is solid wood. I do not have details on how they set up lighting, the designer could help answer those questions. Thanks, Mandi @ Dura

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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    The lighting inside this cabinet is applied on the inside of the front frame so that it shows evenly through the cabinet's interior around wood shelves. I hope this tip is helpful to you! Thanks, Christine @ ADS

Mark Pyle wrote:March 9, 2016
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    Dura Supreme Cabinetry

    I wish I had the specs to this room. Perhaps Advance Design Studio, Ltd may have it on file. We manufactured the cabinetry. Mandi @ Dura

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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    I'm sorry we don't have that information on file any longer. My best guess is that it is about 11 feet. Sorry for the delay i must have missed you! Christine @ ADS

ashley107 wrote:February 24, 2016
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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    This project was completed in 2015. Thanks for your inquiry. Christine @ ADS

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    Dura Supreme Cabinetry

    And it is still current and on trend! Love it! Thank you for designing with Dura Supreme Cabinetry! Mandi @ Dura

candice_miller29 wrote:February 8, 2016
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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    This island was designed and built exclusively by our company, utilizing Dura Supreme cabinetry. Thanks for the inquiry.

  • PRO
    Dura Supreme Cabinetry

    Advanced Design Studio does and amazing job designing and working with Dura Supreme Cabinetry! Mandi @ Dura

doylemom22 wrote:January 24, 2016
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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    The stools are really great, I agree. Unfortunately we don't have that information as the stools were supplied by the client. We do know that the wood tops were re-stained to match the other wood finishes in the kitchen. Thanks for the inquiry and good luck with your project plans!

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    Dura Supreme Cabinetry

    Stunning kitchen design! Thank you for choosing Dura Supreme Cabinetry for the design. Mandi @ Dura

5ofus wrote:April 21, 2015
mposullivan wrote:April 13, 2015
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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    The cabinets are Strom Gray and White by Dura Supreme. Hope this is helpful, best of luck! Christine

  • Dereck Steffe

    I like the comment you wrote

Diane Cook wrote:May 11, 2016
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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    These counter tops are quartz. So sorry for the long delay.

    Thank you for your interest in this project photo. We’re sorry to disappoint you, we wish we could answer every question we receive; unfortunately we are often unable to retrieve specific project information in a timely manner due to the sheer volume of requests. Every project is custom designed to meet our client’s requirements, style, and taste with currently available products. If you are interested in a project with our company, please contact us directly and we’ll be happy to talk with you about your specific project plans. Houzz is a wonderful idea resource; we hope our photos have been inspiring! Warmly, Christine @ ADS.

hd8686 wrote:May 4, 2016
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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    Thank you for your interest in this project photo. We’re sorry to disappoint you, we wish we could answer every question we receive; unfortunately we are often unable to retrieve specific project information in a timely manner due to the sheer volume of requests. Every project is custom designed to meet our client’s requirements, style, and taste with currently available products. If you are interested in a project with our company, please contact us directly and we’ll be happy to talk with you about your specific project plans. Houzz is a wonderful idea resource; we hope our photos have been inspiring! Warmly, Christine @ ADS.

daranee_o wrote:October 6, 2015
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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    Thank you for your inquiry. These countertops are Silestone Quartz in Cemento Suede and Promenade. The matte finish is what makes these tops work so well in this bright white kitchen. Thank you for the inquiry, best of luck with your project!

Patricia Bernier wrote:July 2, 2015
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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    This island is approximately 38" x 83" and the overall kitchen including the eating area is approximately 15' x 25'. Best of luck on your project, hope this helps! Christine

ehickey418 wrote:June 10, 2015
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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    This kitchen is approximately 15' x 25' including the breakfast area. Hope this helps! Christine

Chelsea DeBerry wrote:May 5, 2015
Laura Costa wrote:March 5, 2015
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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    The hooks are decorative and were supplied by the client. The shelves by Dura Supreme have their own support mechanism. Thanks for your inquiry.

breanna5568 wrote:March 5, 2015
abollich wrote:February 23, 2015
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    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    These are decorative iron hooks. The floating shelves have their own support mechanism as well, the hooks are only decorative.

suzierheault wrote:December 8, 2015
    rah1947 wrote:November 21, 2015

      What Houzz contributors are saying:

      sferris4
      Sam Ferris added this to Kitchen Confidential: 13 Ideas for Creative CornersFebruary 14, 2016

      10. Standard cabinet. You don’t always have to install a corner cabinet. Sometimes you won’t have the space to fit one in (as in the kitchen above). Or you may simply want an open cabinet design. This is where a standard cabinet can be the best choice for your layout and needs.It won’t present any accessibility problems, though some homeowners may miss the extra storage space that corner cabinets provide.

      becky
      Becky Harris added this to The 20 Most Popular Kitchen Photos of 2015November 18, 2015

      Open shelves. Going with just lower cabinets makes room for open shelves. Houzzers were particularly drawn to reclaimed wood, which adds warmth and texture and breaks the kitchen out of the all-white box. Here the homeowner added an industrial look with metal hooks sourced from Etsy. They look like they’re supporting suspended shelves, but in truth they’re decorative. Countertops: Cemento Suede and Promenade, Silestone; cabinets by Dura Supreme in Storm GrayMore: How to Arrange Open Shelves in the Kitchen

      What Houzzers are commenting on:

      christine_arakelian
      Christine Arakelian added this to Condo Kitchen Renovation - Christine Ideas18 minutes ago

      Good option for my kitchen - no cabinets above the sink wtih shelves to side

      jswetnich
      Jennifer Bagnoli Swetnich added this to Kitchen Ideas3 hours ago

      I like the idea of a different color island

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