Thurman StreetVictorian Kitchen, Portland
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There are upsides to having a traditional, not-so-open-concept Victorian kitchen like the one shown here, though, De Wolf says. She has seen the design pendulum swing this way in recent years, as some clients recognize that keeping the mess and noise of the cooking space separate from the entertaining space could actually be a better fit for their lifestyle.Houses from this time also were sometimes set up for servants, and Kass and De Wolf say spaces like butler’s pantries can often be used to carve out a larger kitchen or living room if that’s important to you.
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6. The La Cornue CornuFé stove sets the stage in this Portland, Oregon, kitchen. Pale green cabinets against white walls and a surprising rug make it truly one of a kind. Wall paint: Acadia White, Benjamin Moore; cabinet paint: Van Alen Green, Benjamin Moore; rug: Kush Handmade Rugs; sink: Shaws RC3018, Rohl; island: custom by Garrison Hullinger Interior Design
The Deluxe Kitchen RemodelIf custom cabinetry, built-in refrigeration and a La Cornue range are all must-haves, you’re talking high style and the price tag that goes with it. This kitchen is for real cooks. It would be a shame to be surrounded by all this gorgeous stuff and not use it.A $100,000-plus kitchen remodel might include: 1. A total rework of the space. Just as with the mid- to upper-range kitchen, don’t be surprised if everything, including the kitchen sink, gets moved, which means new plumbing, electrical, air ducts and so on. Often, you are gutting the space and starting from scratch.2. Architectural consistency. A tall ceiling with beadboard finish, crown moldings, leaded glass windows, authentic baseboard and casing, plus other architectural details ensure that the kitchen space will visually connect with and feel like a part of the rest of the house after the remodeling is done.3. Rich materials and accessories. Wood floors, stone counters, a chandelier and an Oriental rug will all contribute to the high-end style and elegance you’re after.4. Custom cabinetry throughout. Well-made, well-crafted and beautifully finished cabinetry in custom sizes will make your kitchen uniquely yours.
The lack of heavy ornamentation in this beautifully traditional kitchen leaves ample room for the glorious fuss of the Venetian chandelier.