A Custom Kitchen Renovation from Linda Pittam, Part Two
As promised, we began the week by showing you all “before” images of a stunning kitchen transformation from Linda Pittam at Pittam Associates, Inc. and now we would like to share with you the final pictures of the installation. The kitchen is beautiful example of how a traditional home can be updated to include modern design and conveniences. The renovation included a brilliant use of tile products that we are especially proud of. Do you think the tile makes a big impact on the design? Let’s take a look.
From Linda Pittam:
Ah, an all marble kitchen in a 1920′s house. What a delightful client who let me bring a dark 1970′s kitchen into the 21st century, which, really belongs in the 20th century. The Specialty Tile (honed Calcutta marble) 12 x12 pieces that were cut into 4″ x 12″ bricks make up the beautiful wall and the surround of the large window overlooking a garden. The insert of the natural color relief shell mosaic abalone as an accent in the marble lends a sparkle to the overall effect of the kitchen. The counter tops are 3cm Calacatta Viola which has a deep red color which makes it very distinctive and adds a richness to the overall neutral color.
The arched hood, finish Limestone cream, unpolished scagliola stone, reflects the arches in the rest of the house, making the kitchen feel even more like it is original to when the house was built. The typical response when someone sees the kitchen for the first time is that it is just timeless. The modern invention of induction cooktop, convection microwave oven, regular oven and warming drawer that also thaws, makes cooking for friends a snap. The sub-zero refrigerator finishes off the appliances in this modern, but distinctly “old fashioned” kitchen. The kitchen and island cabinets are “sandstone”. The bar area is “distressed “nightshade”. All are Luxor Cabinetry.
The client marvels that she now has an island!