The PassageBeach Style Kitchen, Boston

Before Siemasko + Verbridge got their hands on this house, it was a convoluted maze of small rooms and skinny hallways. The renovation made sense of the layout, and took full advantage of the captivating ocean views. The result is a harmonious blend of contemporary style with classic and sophisticated elements. The “empty nest” home is transformed into a welcoming sanctuary for the extended family of kids and grandkids.

Photo Credit: Josh Kuchinsky

Kitchen - mid-sized beach style u-shaped medium tone wood floor and brown floor kitchen idea in Boston with glass-front cabinets, subway tile backsplash, colored appliances, an undermount sink, white cabinets, white backsplash and an island —  Houzz
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Kristen Hallock wrote:Jun 7, 2013
  • ticketstub
    Do you have more photos of this kitchen from more angles?
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    Unfortunately this is the only other picture of the kitchen we have. This sitting area is directly across from the island.

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Patty Cordero wrote:Oct 14, 2012
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    Oak & Broad
    Its also not super expensive to buy SYP in wide plank, and easy to finish on site.
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    Thanks for the additional information Oak & Broad.


lynnet46 wrote:Jul 6, 2012
  • nojov
    Whats the dimension between island and countertop
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    Thanks doe your question nojov. The dimension is roughly 48".
anthea1 wrote:Jul 5, 2012
  • zealart
    Counter top marbles are orgeous, but if you are going to stress about scratches and etchings then I wouldn't suggest it. You need to be willing to accept that there will be eventual "flaws", even with sealer and care.
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    Great advice zealart!
pokieplouffe wrote:Jul 4, 2012
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    You're welcome and thank you!
  • Nick Wichert

    Is there a link to the specific pendant lights? Those are great.

adonnamous1 wrote:Jul 3, 2012
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    Thanks for your question. The flooring is Southern Yellow Pine.
  • anjalif
    what is the height of the island?
Gwen M. wrote:Feb 13, 2014
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    What kind of wood is it though? Can't seem to find that info anywhere. Thanks much
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    Thanks for your question. The flooring is Southern Yellow Pine.
Thomas Development wrote:Mar 14, 2013
  • cdixon5
    I love the glass pendants. Where did you find them? Thanks.
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    Thanks for your question cdixon5. These pendents are from DK Living, but I don't think they carry these particular lights anymore.
kiwiwinelover wrote:Mar 10, 2013
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    where did you get the stools
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    Thanks for your inquiry. These chairs are from the Holly Hunt showroom. The originals have an opening in the chair back. The link below will show you.

    You can visit this link: http://www.hollyhunt.com/ShowShowroomMap.aspx to find a showroom that carries Holly Hunt to get pricing.
vivikenny wrote:Oct 9, 2012
  • Sarah Koch-Schiller
    What is the color of the pain on the island? Thanks!
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    Thanks for your question. The Island color is Graystone 1475 by Benjamin Moore.
Everly Abreu wrote:Jan 16, 2016
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    Thank you for your question. The lights are slender glass cylinder pendants purchased from DK Living. Contact your local representative from DK Living for accurate pricing.

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    Thank you
Luxe wrote:Jan 4, 2016
scapr wrote:Oct 14, 2012
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    Thanks for the question. You shouldn't be concerned as long as you pick a good epoxy stain resistant grout and regularly clean the tiles.
  • Rhonda Hurwitz

    I just had a terrible problem with this, on a brand new tile backsplash installation. Oil seems to have seeped behind the tile, through the grout, due to frying.


    I used a basic grout that my installer recommended. If I redo, what kind of grout should be used?

pcman wrote:Feb 6, 2016
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    Thank you for your question. The island is approximately 7'-6" x 3'-6".

ddgrl13 wrote:Oct 27, 2015
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    Thank you for your question ddgrl13. The hood is attached first, then tiled around.

jodm1221 wrote:Sep 21, 2015
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    Thanks for your question. White grout was used, but can't recall the manufacture/name.

Linnea Hendrickson wrote:Sep 8, 2015
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    Thanks for your question Linnea. Yes, there is a blind corner in the cabinet. Glad you love it!

Rosemary Nguyen wrote:Aug 29, 2015
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    Thanks for your question Rosemary. There is actually a door on the other side of the fridge. There's a small piece of cabinetry on the other side to complete the built-in look around the fridge.

twood70 wrote:Aug 23, 2015
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    Thanks for your question. I believe Ann Sacks.

Danae Ayusso-Writer wrote:Aug 19, 2015
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    Thanks for your question. The lights are from Slender Glass Cylinder from DK Living.

Debbie O'Farrill wrote:Aug 11, 2015
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    Thanks for your question. The counter tops are 1-1/4" thick.

hostrobrown wrote:Aug 7, 2015
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    I'm unsure what you are asking about? The light fixtures?

jackia1 wrote:Jun 10, 2015
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    Yes, the client has been very happy with their kitchen over the years.


mjs133 wrote:Mar 5, 2015
Jeanette Tineo wrote:Dec 27, 2014
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    Thanks for your question. The island was a custom designed and really only has room for 3 people.
Phyllis Bachmann wrote:Oct 20, 2014
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    The dimensions of this island are 7'-6"x3'-6".
Karen Dorsett wrote:Aug 9, 2014
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    Thanks for you question. These are inset cabinets and drawers. Done by Mark Gargan cabinet makers out of Danvers, Massachusetts. He can be reached at 508-774-2007.
laufenbergmj wrote:Apr 8, 2014
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    The color of the range is #5000.
mcpyle wrote:Oct 17, 2012
JM Window Treatments & Design wrote:Aug 19, 2012
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    Thanks for your inquiry. These chairs are from the Holly Hunt showroom. These counter height chairs are custom made. The originals have an opening in the chair back. The link below will show you.

    Contemporary Bar Stools And Counter Stools · More Info


    You can visit this link: http://www.hollyhunt.com/ShowShowroomMap.aspx to find a showroom that carries Holly Hunt to get pricing.
catbella123 wrote:Jul 7, 2012
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    All the cabinetry (besides the island) is Benjamin Moore's White Dove. This includes all the trim also.
Old New England Properties wrote:Mar 30, 2016

    What Houzz contributors are saying:

    lolalina
    Laura Gaskill added this to Inspired Ideas for Your Empty-Nest MakeoverFeb 25, 2019

    3. Tackle a Long-Awaited Remodeling ProjectBetween saving for college and the general busyness that comes with having kids at home, it’s no surprise that plenty of empty nesters see their new situation as an opportunity to finally invest in the renovations they’ve been dreaming of for years. In this family home, designer Jean Verbridge of Siemasko + Verbridge helped a couple with four children reimagine their space after the kids moved out. By opening up the layout and completely remodeling the kitchen, the home now reflects the Scandinavian modern style the couple love.Houzz Tour: Seaside Shingle Style Gets Modern Edge

    becky
    Becky Harris added this to How to Lose Some of Your Upper Kitchen CabinetsJun 11, 2015

    Let a large vent hood take up the upper real estate. In this stunning kitchen on the coast of Massachusetts, a striking cobalt blue range and vent hood make a strong impact. This kitchen is a great lesson in the value of white space. Vent hood and range: BlueStar; backsplash tile: WaterworksSee the rest of this home

    becky
    Becky Harris added this to So Over Stainless in the Kitchen? 14 Reasons to Give In to ColorMar 17, 2014

    Lou Lenzi, director of industrial design at GE Appliances, has several theories about why colorful appliances are making such a comeback. “While stainless remains a popular premium finish, we’ve seen a rise in what we call ‘stainless fatigue’ — that feeling consumers get when they have to continuously clean fingerprint smudges and dirt marks off of their shiny stainless appliances,” he says. We also may need a break from technology. “Colors tend to soften the impact of the machine world we live in,“ he says. While it used to be hard to find a range that cost less than a small car and that you didn’t have to import from Europe, American manufacturers are onto the colorful trend. Today there are many more affordable options, and soon you may even be able to switch out a colored refrigerator cover as easily as you switch out the case on your iPhone. Here are a variety of ways to add color via appliances; take a look and decide if your kitchen needs a color injection.Inject a jolt of unique color. A few design professionals were onto the appeal of cobalt blue long before it became such a rage in the fashion world. When her clients told her they did not want a kitchen that looked like everyone else’s, architect Jean Verbridge’s mind went straight to this cobalt range and vent hood. It is a stunning focal point in this seaside kitchen.Tip: If you’re going with stainless steel for your other appliances, stainless accents on the colored appliances and vent hood can help tie everything together. Range: 48-inch RNB series with Pro-Line Hood, Bluestar

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    Judith Taylor Designs added this to 11 Ways to Update Your Kitchen Without a SledgehammerJan 13, 2014

    11. Add a showstopper. A simple kitchen with simple cabinetry is downplayed by a showpiece range hood. Playing up one feature is a great way to detract from less interesting elements.More: 12 Great Kitchen Styles — Which One’s for You?

    becky
    Becky Harris added this to Cobalt Gets the Red Carpet TreatmentSep 27, 2013

    If you'd rather keep your tiles white but still crave some cobalt in the kitchen, check out cobalt appliances. This is the BlueStar RNB Gas Range.Tour the rest of this seaside home

    becky
    Becky Harris added this to Butter Up Your Kitchen With Julia Child's WisdomFeb 5, 2013

    "A cookbook is only as good as its poorest recipe."When you find a great cookbook, hang onto it for life and keep it close. A lot of new kitchen islands have designated cookbook space. You may find a good spot over the refrigerator or designate a cabinet shelf for cookbooks as well. For you techies, check out Why Your Kitchen Wants Its Own iPad.See the rest of this home

    sam70
    Samantha Schoech added this to 12 Eye-Candy Appliances That Enchant With ColorOct 3, 2012

    A splash of cobalt blue gives this updated bright, white kitchen a homey yet modern feel. Plus it's just pretty. The range is by Blue Star.

    becky
    Becky Harris added this to Houzz Tour: Seaside Shingle Style Gets Modern EdgeJun 21, 2012

    "This is a cook's kitchen," says Verbridge. The family loves cooking and has a friend who is a chef who also enjoys using the kitchen to prepare meals. While the kitchen has classic elements like white cabinets and gray counters, the clients felt no need for their kitchen to look like everyone else's, so they asked Verbridge for her advice on making a big, unexpected move. "My impulsive first instinct was to go with the cobalt blue range and hood," she says. "It kind of came out of nowhere, except that I was inspired by their love for a Scandinavian aesthetic." Another custom element tailored to the couple is the bookshelves at the end of the island. It holds cookbooks and children's books close at hand, so that visiting grandchildren can make a pick and read with their grandmother.Range: 48-inch RNB series with Pro-Line Hood, Bluestar; pendant lights: Slender Glass Cylinder, DK Living; kitchen island paint: Graystone 1475, Benjamin Moore; countertop material: Bianco Carrara

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    Johana Ghionda added this to Cuisine3 days ago

    les etqgeres ouvertes pour les livres de cuisine

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    Erin T added this to Backsplash3 days ago

    Texture - diff way of positioning tile

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    Megan Rafferty-Flatter added this to GLEN ELLYNAug 29, 2019

    These are kind of cool, I think.

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