Architectural Digest 2013 Winner Before After Reader Kitchens


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


This refreshing interpretation of Colonial aesthetics celebrates the light and air of coastal living while uniting layout choices, meticulous detailing and nostalgic elements that evoke an East Coast mood. 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 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 express period accuracy combined with modern function.

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