Kitchen of the Week: Old Meets New in the Northwest

This eclectic Washington kitchen gets most of its inspiration from the clients’ much-loved past residence. Though they were moving into a brand-new home, the clients wanted to integrate salvaged bits in their initial Tudor-style house. Designers at Seattle’s NB Design Group utilized modern materials in a clean design to offset the older elements, making a beautiful mix of traditional and modern styles.

NB Design Group, Inc

NB Design Group constructed a display shelf above the kitchen stainless steel prep room for the clients’ antique wine jugs and elegant ceramics. An integrated marble ledge was made for the client’s collection of cutting boards. Placing them close to the training area means they are readily accessible for chopping up veggies.

Barstools: Delta Barstools, Crate & Barrel
Pendants: Clients
Refrigerator: Sub Zero

NB Design Group, Inc

The marble waterfall counter within this kitchen carries the layout in a direction that is modern. The contrast between the white honed marble, the stainless steel, the rift-cut white walnut cabinetry and also the more Old-World elements creates a pleasing mix. NB Design Group wished to utilize a number of different substances within this elegant kitchen, but also wanted to ensure that everything would stream in a clean and seamless design.

Hood: Miele

NB Design Group, Inc

The green hutch just past the kitchen was just another element from the client’s original home. The hutch was introduced into the home and surrounded by built-ins with leaded glass doors to hold the a ceramic set.

The stainless-steel counters were extended into the countertop enclosing the stove, which makes the area easy to wash. A warming drawer next to the oven is a luxurious touch. Ann Sacks terracotta flooring tile adds heat contrast to the more modern stainless steel and marble elements.

Range, Oven, Warming Shop: Miele

Architecture by Castanes Architects
Photography by Aaron Leitz

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