Contemporizing the Vernacular

Contemporizing the Vernacular

Carmita Alonso and Ed Estrada visiting with their two sons around a “waterfall countertop” of Cambria quartz. A countertop also runs along the entire kitchen wall, which has floating shelves, flatpanel cabinetry with no observable pulls, and a glass tile backsplash. Pendant lights made of silver circles of capiz shell or crystal express the “glitzier” side of homeowner Carmita Alonso’s personality, as she puts it.

Interior: Dining, Kitchen

Style: Cottage, Shingle Style, Modern

Colors: Beige Gray White

Accent Colors: Green Blue


  • Crystorama
  • Peterson Design Group
  • Richard Moody & Sons
  • K & D Countertops
  • Atlantic Design Center
  • Andersen Windows and Doors

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