2013 National CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award for Residential Kitchens $80,001 - $120,000

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  • 2013 National CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award for Residential Kitchen $80,001 - $120,000
  • 2013 Regional CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award for Residential Kitchen $80,001 - $120,000
  • 2012 ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) 1st Place Kitchen (Tie)
  • 2013 Architectural Digest Best Kitchen - Before + After: Reader Kitchens

PROJECT SUMMARY:

A retired couple with Maryland roots and a beautiful California coastal home wanted their kitchen to embrace its natural surroundings while honoring the aesthetics of East Coast Colonials. Strategic space planning was essential for this kitchen, which was moved to a part of the house that better captured ocean views and designed with three entrances for ideal access and circulation.

Meticulous molding is just one of the architectural details that transforms the room from its original ranch house blandness to character-rich splendor. Peninsulas were added for prime storage and functionality in a room with limited wall space. Windows with authentic casing and nostalgic lighting over the island delineate the East Coast look. Mahogany floors, a wood countertop on the island and hard rock maple cabinetry with a painted alabaster finish evoke an East Coast mood. This kitchen is a refreshing interpretation of Colonial style on the California coast.

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%202012 CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award for Residential Kitchens $80,001 - $120,000

The original kitchen was awkward to navigate and had a limited visual connection with the home's natural surroundings.

%202012 CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award for Residential Kitchens $80,001 - $120,000

The kitchen was moved to better capture amazing coastal views. Meticulous molding details throughout the room include a new soffit with recessed lighting. Strategic space planning and period styling transformed this typical ranch home kitchen into an inspired interpretation of Colonial style on the California coast.

%202012 CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award for Residential Kitchens $80,001 - $120,000

The previous kitchen was bland and outdated. The space was uninspired and the layout did not work well for cooking and entertaining.

%202012 CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award for Residential Kitchens $80,001 - $120,000

The island's wood countertop is a solid expression of unpretentious appeal. Significant peninsulas with abundant storage and carefully planned countertop space make this kitchen remarkably functional and versatile for gatherings small and large. The new kitchen is historically accurate and individual yet connected both visually and functionally to the rest of the home and to its stunning coastal environs.

%202012 CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award for Residential Kitchens $80,001 - $120,000

The impressive stove is set against a backsplash of glazed terra cotta tile and surrounded by hard rock maple cabinetry in a painted alabaster with satin nickel fixtures, carefully selected to express the period style. Strategic space planning, careful period styling choices and meticulous detailing transformed this typical ranch home kitchen into an inspired interpretation of Colonial style on the California coast.