Island for Eight, A Luxe White Kitchen

 
The new owners of this suburban home wanted to put their own stamp on it with an infusion of coastal charm reminiscent of their beloved beach house on Cape Cod. With three busy kids the major kitchen renovation needed to be family friendly and stunning visually. At the hub of the open concept home the adjacent spaces included dining, family and mud rooms along with an open office, wine bar and butlers pantry...all located off of the kitchen.
The Kitchens central banquette island seats six on cozy upholstered benches and two more seated diners at the ends. There is table seating for eight plus the back side (second island) boasts raised seating for four more on swiveling bar stools.
The show-stopping coffered ceiling was custom designed and features beaded paneling, recessed can lighting and dramatic crown molding.
The counters are made of Labradorite which is often associated with jewels. It's iridescent sparkle adds glamour without being too loud or flashy.
The wood paneled back-splash allows the cabinetry to blend in. There is marble subway tile behind the range where splashing and cooking mess are most likely.
This lovely home features an open concept space with the kitchen at the heart. Built in the late 1990's the prior kitchen was cherry, but dark. and the new family needed a fresh update.
This great space was a collaboration between many talented folks including but not limited to the team at Delicious Kitchens & Interiors, LLC, L. Newman and Associates/Paul Mansback, Inc with Leslie Rifkin and Emily Shakra. Additional contributions from the homeowners and Belisle Granite.

John C. Hession Photographer

Seating for 12...room for the team.

This lovely home features an open concept space with the kitchen at its heart. Built in the late 1990's the prior kitchen was cherry, but dark, and the new family needed a fresh update.

The back of the raised counter shown here is supported by custom corbels with room for four stools.The center section features and oval wood-topped table with banquette bench seating on two sides. Six can sit on the benches, chairs at the end add two more places... There is plenty of room for the family of five... even with the children's friends or team-mates dropping by; room for 12 if you are keeping count.

The show-stopping coffered ceiling was custom designed and features a highlighted central area in a circular design. It's painted in the center section but the outside portions have beaded boards, recessed can lighting and dramatic crown molding.

The prior cherry kitchen with Corian counters and appliances was re-invented as a entertainment/auxiliary kitchen in the lower level of the house.

This great space was a collaboration between many talented folks including but not limited to the team at Delicious Kitchens & Interiors, LLC, L. Newman and Associates/Paul Mansback, Inc with Leslie Rifkin and Emily Shakra, along with contributions from the homeowners and Belisle Granite.

John C. Hession Photographer

Arched Island...X2

The huge single under-mount stainless sink is positioned at the window over-looking the pool and lush back yard. The bump-out design adds interest and the latches on the upper cabinet doors add a nautical/coastal flair. There are two islands, this "front" one convenient to the sink and refrigeration features ample storage with many drawers including the microwave drawer. The counter is Labrodorite which is commonly used for jewelry. It's iridescent and sparkles like moonstone.

The center section between the two islands features an oval wood-topped table with banquette bench seating on two sides.

The show-stopping coffered ceiling was custom designed and features a highlighted central area in a circular design.

The area behind the range has marble subway tile and the other backsplash areas are raised wood panels giving a furniture quality to this homey space.
The dishwasher and large Sub-Zero refrigerator are also paneled in white wood while the microwave and 48" range is stainless steel.

The prior cherry kitchen from the late 1990's with Corian counters was re-invented as a entertainment/auxiliary kitchen in the lower level of the house.

This great space was a collaboration between many talented folks including but not limited to the team at Delicious Kitchens & Interiors, LLC, L. Newman and Associates/Paul Mansback, Inc with Leslie Rifkin and Emily Shakra, contributions from the homeowners and counters via Belisle Granite.

John C. Hession Photographer

Adjacent to the kitchen, fireplace and dining areas

A quiet spot for reflection or appetizers or after dinner drinks... adjacent to the kitchen and dining room this warm area certainly fits the bill.

The Kitchens central banquette island seats six on benches with another one at each end! Seating for EIGHT plus the back side boasts raised seating in bar stools.

The show-stopping coffered ceiling was custom designed and features beaded paneling, recessed can lighting and dramatic crown molding.

This lovely home features an open concept space with the kitchen at the heart. Built in the late 1990's the prior kitchen was cherry, but dark and the new family needed a fresh update.

This great space was a collaboration between many talented folks including but not limited to the team at Delicious Kitchens & Interiors, LLC, L. Newman and Associates/Paul Mansback, Inc with Leslie Rifkin and Emily Shakra. Additional contributions from the homeowners and Belisle Granite.

John C. Hession Photographer

Island for Eight

Family members enter this kitchen from the mud room where they are right at home in this friendly space.

The Kitchens central banquette island seats six on cozy upholstered benches with another two diners at the ends. There is table seating for EIGHT plus the back side boasts raised seating for four more on swiveling bar stools.

The show-stopping coffered ceiling was custom designed and features beaded paneling, recessed can lighting and dramatic crown molding.

The counters are made of Labradorite which is often associated with jewels. It's iridescent sparkle adds glamour without being too loud.

The wood paneled backsplash allows the cabinetry to blend in. There is glazed subway tile behind the range.

This lovely home features an open concept space with the kitchen at the heart. Built in the late 1990's the prior kitchen was cherry, but dark, and the new family needed a fresh update.

This great space was a collaboration between many talented folks including but not limited to the team at Delicious Kitchens & Interiors, LLC, L. Newman and Associates/Paul Mansback, Inc with Leslie Rifkin and Emily Shakra. Additional contributions from the homeowners and Belisle Granite.

John C. Hession Photographer

Island for Eight

This kitchen is a dream come true for any chef or foodie. The L-shape layout with two islands is ideal with plenty of prep space and ample storage. Chef Eric from XO prepares a sumptuous lobster bake perfect for this kitchen with a coastal vibe.

Photo by John C. Hession