On a quiet street in Redlands sits a beautiful old Victorian cottage. The owners have painstakingly restored this beauty to its original splendor. From restoring the old front porch, to replacing the gingerbread trim that had been removed by previous owners they have been true to the look of the period.
With this same goal we tackled the kitchen that had been remodeled in the 40's. They didn't want to move any walls or change the foot print of the original house. But the kitchen was very small. After doing some investigating we found that the hall closet and a small storage area had been part of the kitchen at one time. We opened them up and achieved the extra space we needed.
The two walk in pantries on either side of the dining room's etched glass door were replaced with the beautiful green built-in servers, complete with library ladder to reach the uppermost shelves.
The Viking range was custom painted to match the cream cabinets. Prized hand made tiles brought back form France by the owner's mother were incorporated into the back splash of hand made tiles made by a local artist.
The dark island with it's limestone counter, matches the adjacent wall where the refrigerator and pantry are hidden by two armoires.
We used Three Cabinet Colors in this kitchen, but because the cabinets feel like free standing furniture I think it works well for this space even though it is not large.
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