Saturday, May 09, 2009

yesdear's Kitchen

1930 Spanish Kitchen

Posted by yesdear on Mon, Mar 30, 09
Link to yesdear's Gardenweb finished kitchen post
Link to yesdear's kitchen photos

  • Cabinets - locally made face-frame of birch with inset panel & bead detail on doors, melamine interiors, Blumotion hinges and all the internal bells & whistles.
  • Countertops - unoiled Brazilian Black soapstone with radiused corners and eased edge, 3 cm thickness, from Soapstone West in Escondido CA. Runnels by the sink. Mahogany top on the beadboard hutch.
  • Backsplash - custom 2.5 x 5" Chardonnay color handmade glazed subway tile by Ken Mason Tile, Long Beach CA.
  • Tile Mural - from Tierra y Fuego in San Diego CA. It is a "cuerda seca" ("dry cord") style of Talavera from Guanajuato, Mexico. The design is a Persian rug. We left off the fringes. We found the black quarter-rounds and 3 x 3s at a local tile store at the last minute
  • Range - CornuFe in basic black.
  • Frig - Liebherr 60" built-in. (Two 30" wide refrigerators above, two freezers below. Opens up like French doors but it's 4 separate compressors)
  • DW - Miele Optima with panel front.
  • Sinks - Rohl Shaws Original 30" apron and 15" undermount prep with ISE Evolution disposers.
  • Faucets - Kohler Vinnata (K-690, K-691)in brushed nickel.
  • Cab hardware - "Duluth" 6" pulls and 1.25" knobs in brushed nickel from Restoration Hardware.
  • Appliance pulls - Top Knobs 12" pulls in BN. The DW has one mounted horizontally--also serves as towel rack!
  • Floors - Original 1930 tongue-in-groove fir, sanded, repaired and refinished after removing 2 layers of linoleum.
  • Windows - Custom arched 3-lite pull casement, based on a ~1930 design I saw in the neighborhood.
  • Lighting - Schoolhouse Electric, all fluorescent GU24 except the pendants (too small for GU24 bulbs). Different ceiling mounts in kitchen, pantry and laundry.
    Pendents: Northwestern 6" fitter size bases in antique black with custard shades.
  • Hood - Best PIK 45 with custom arched drywall enclosure and remote switch.
  • Paint - all Benjamin Moore:
    ~ Wall base color: Ivory White (925) "Aura" water-base
    ~ Wall green accent color: Mountain Lane (488) "Aura" water-base
    ~ Cabinets and trim: Lemon Chiffon (932) oil-base
  • French door - ordered through B&B Hardware in Long Beach, CA
  • Our CKD is Dana Jones, "The Kitchen Consultant," in Long Beach, CA.
  • Our GC is Bob Kaplan of Long Beach, CA.
The kitchen is 18.5' x 9.75'. Ceilings are 8'2" high. The pantry is another 7' long and the laundry another 8', with an exterior door. There is a hallway coming off the pantry that leads to a bath and bedroom. The room adjacent to the beadboard hutch is our breakfast room. The formal dining room adjoins the arch in the foreground of the first photo. Total project involved gutting 350 sf to the studs, reframing, rewiring and replumbing.

There is an HD TV with recessed bracket and concealed mini-amplifier feeding a stereo speaker in the ceiling. A stereo speaker with one woofer and two tweeters. Our contractor was able to create a space within the wall where the swing-arm bracket can reside--thus the TV is almost flush with the wall when retracted. We found that professional A/V guys are all over this stuff.

The windows are brand new, based on a period design that I saw on another home a few blocks away. The center lite is fixed and the side lites open in--that is termed a "pull casement" window.

Soapstone sill
Air Switch
Appliance Garage
Broom Closet
Cabinets: Wall >12"deep
Counter-to-Ceiling Cabinet
Cutting Board Storage
Dish Drawer
Drawer Dividers
Filtered Water Faucet
Full Extension Drawers
Glass Doors
Custom Hood
Inset Doors
Knife Drawer
Lighting: Pendant
Lighting: Recessed
Lighting: Under Cabinet
Microwave Shelf
Open Shelving
Pass Through
Peninsula with Seating
Plate Rack
Plug inside Cabinet
Prep Area (Multiple)
Prep Sink
Pullout Pantry
Soap Dispenser
Spice Storage (in the niche to the right of the range)
Toe Kick Heater
Trash Pullout
Unique Window
Water Filter
Wine Storage
Range enclosure


Anonymous said...

Beautiful! We just did a 1925 gut job and tried to stay true to the house. Not easy, and you guys did a wonderful job!

god bless you for not using recessed lighting!!!

Anonymous said...

this is one of my favorite kitchens on here!

Karen said...

Love the balanced aesthetic of this kitchen without looking cliché.