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Understated Elegance

Photo by Nat Rea

A structural beam clad in wood salvaged from the house’s original framing defines the formal kitchen and complements the warm white oak flooring and cabinetry. Flanking the sink, refrigerator and freezer columns hide behind door panels that extend above the units to line up with the top of the windows and the underside of the soffit for a clean architectural line.

CABINETS: New England Cabinet Company
FLOORING: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods
FLOOR FINISH: Bona
APPLIANCES: Clarke: Official Sub-Zero/Wolf/Cove Showroom

Impressive Island

Photo by Nat Rea

The 4-inch-thick mitered island top is an engineered quartz that looks like marble but is stain resistant. Touch latches on the drawers of the kitchen island mean there’s no need for obtrusive hardware that would detract from their smooth character-oak faces.

COUNTERTOPS: Everest Marble, fabricated by Dushi Marble & Granite
CABINETS: New England Cabinet Company
LIGHTING: Circa Lighting
WINDOWS: Sierra Pacific Windows

Aluminum Accents

Photo by Nat Rea

In the open kitchen, thin bands of aluminum elevate the design of the oak-clad refrigerator door and the range hood.

CABINETS: New England Cabinet Company
APPLIANCES: Clarke: Official Sub-Zero/Wolf/Cove Showroom
FLOORING: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods
FLOOR FINISH: Bona

Sleek Sink Design

Photo by Nat Rea (left); Claudia Jepsen (right)

In keeping with the kitchen’s minimalist design, the sink faces a bright wall of windows (instead of upper cabinets). A retro three-leg bridge faucet graces an otherwise contemporary kitchen.

COUNTERTOPS: Everest Marble, fabricated by Dushi Marble & Granite
FAUCET: ROHL
WINDOWS: Sierra Pacific Windows
GLASS VESSELS: Vetro Vero

Bright Breakfast Nook

Photo by Nat Rea

The breakfast nook’s casement windows look out onto the side entry porch, allowing for a good-bye wave to kids heading off to school. USB-equipped outlets built into the banquette keep phones powered up. The casement windows marry a wood interior with a vinyl frame and aluminum-clad exterior for beauty and durability.

STYLING: Iconic Modern Home
BANQUETTE: New England Cabinet Co.
LIGHTING: Circa Lighting
WINDOWS: Sierra Pacific Windows
ARTWORK: Emily Klima

Built-in Coffee Bar

Photo by Nat Rea (left); MediaBoss (right)

A sleek coffee station built into the passageway between the open kitchen and the working kitchen has cup and bean storage above and below, as well as a convenient pull-out shelf.

COFFEE STATION: Clarke: Official Sub-Zero/Wolf/Cove Showroom
CABINETRY: New England Cabinet Company

Hardworking Appliances

Photo by Nat Rea (left); Claudia Jepsen (right)

A microwave and steam oven are tucked alongside one of the two tall pantry pullouts in the working kitchen. Eco-conscious families will love the built-in dispenser that serves up chilled, filtered water—and its digital readout that tallies how many plastic bottles they’ve kept from the landfill.

MICROWAVE & STEAM OVEN: Clarke: Official Sub-Zero/Wolf/Cove Showroom
CABINETRY: New England Cabinet Company
FILTERED WATER DISPENSER: Elkay ezH20-LIV

Well-Planned Workspace

Photo by Nat Rea

A shiplap ceiling painted in a muted gray adds architectural interest and sets an informal tone in the working kitchen.

CABINETRY: New England Cabinet Company
TOE KICK & UNDERCABINET LIGHTING: Häfele
COUNTERTOP & BACKSPLASH: Everest Marble, fabricated by Dushi Marble & Granite
FLOORING & POCKET DOORS: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods
FLOOR FINISH: Bona
SCULPTURES: Dick Shanley

Hidden Features

Photo by Nat Rea

A pull-out stool is concealed behind a slim panel to the left of the sink, and a dishwasher—behind a false front with a drawer and two doors—to the right. Only an interruption in the toe kick lighting hints at the hidden appliance.

CABINETRY: New England Cabinet Company
TOE KICK & UNDERCABINET LIGHTING: Häfele
COUNTERTOP: Everest Marble, fabricated by Dushi Marble & Granite
BACKSPLASH: Merola Tile
FAUCET: ROHL
GLASS VESSELS: Vetro Vero
STYLING: Iconic Modern Home

Hideaway Step Stool

Photo by Nat Rea

The handy step stool in front of the sink folds up into a slim vertical pullout that slides into a sliver of cabinet space.

STEP STOOL: Hideaway Solutions
TOE KICK LIGHTING: Häfele

Maximum Kitchen Storage

Photo by Nat Rea

A blind-corner shelf swings out to maximize storage in hard-to-reach corner cabinets.

PULL-OUT ORGANIZER, TOE KICK & UNDER-SHELF LIGHTING: Häfele
CABINETRY: New England Cabinet Company
BACKSPLASH: Merola Tile
ART: David Morico

Dreamy Drawer Lighting

Photo by MediaBoss

Toe kick, under-shelf, and interior-drawer lighting brightens every nook and cranny (no more fumbling for that fry pan).

DRAWER ORGANIZATION & LIGHTING: Häfele
CABINETRY: New England Cabinet Company
FLATWARE: Juliska