Kitchen

NESTING ON THE NECK // AUGUST 2018
NEIGHBORS, FRIENDS & FRIENDS OF FRIENDS // MAY 2018
OF STEWARDS & SEAFARERS // OCTOBER 2018
BUILDING A SENSE OF HISTORY // SEPTEMBER 2018
LITTLE CITY GLAM // MARCH 2019
LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIP // FEBRUARY 2019
GREEN HOUSE // DECEMBER 2018

“There is no perfect countertop or flooring material. What works well for one client’s lifestyle may not work for another. Educating clients on how certain products will perform is a key factor in helping them make an informed decision that they will be happy with for years to come. Since colors influence moods, thinking of how you would like your kitchen to “feel” is also something else to consider. Using texture or combining various size tiles in the same color adds visual interest without being busy.”—Julie Wason, designer, Blue Rock Industries

NESTING ON THE NECK // AUGUST 2018
The kitchen of a family beach cottage in Prouts Neck is a vision in gray with
custom maple cabinetry, brass fixtures, a brass hood, and generous swaths of
white and black Carrara marble. The island is wrapped in a waterfall of marble,
which was installed by Al Lindsey, whom Jenny Morrison of R.P. Morrison Builders
deems a “genius” for his stone-matching skills. “We can reassure our clients that,
if Al does the stone work, you’ll have three pieces of marble appearing as though
they’re all one.”
ARCHITECT: Union Studio Architecture & Community Design
BUILDER: R.P. Morrison Builders
CABINETRY: Indisco
COUNTERTOPS & BACKSPLASH: Midcoast Marble & Granite
PHOTOGRAPHY: Jeff Roberts
STYLING: Janice Dunwoody

NEIGHBORS, FRIENDS & FRIENDS OF FRIENDS // MAY 2018
For the kitchen of this eco-friendly home, window glass runs dramatically from
the leathered granite countertop almost to the ceiling, necessitating a foursided
oven hood. Ben Trout of Trademark built custom cabinetry of prefinished
maple plywood to help keep costs down.
ARCHITECT: Winkelman Architecture
BUILDER & CABINETRY: Trademark
COUNTERTOPS: Blue Rock Industries
PHOTOGRAPHY: Jeff Roberts
STYLING: Janice Dunwoody

OF STEWARDS & SEAFARERS // OCTOBER 2018
While the exterior of the historic life-saving station on Popham Beach looks
much as it did when it was built in 1883, the interior has been thoughtfully
renovated to serve as a private home. With a seven-burner Lacanche stove,
two ovens, and marble countertops, the kitchen is an impressive workroom.
The cabinets are made from poplar wood that has been painted black—a
contemporary yet classic touch that speaks to the old-new nature of the project.
BUILDER: R.W. Stevens
PHOTOGRAPHY: François Gagné

GREEN HOUSE // DECEMBER 2018
The minimalist kitchen of a house in Brooklin features sleek cabinetry and
an island topped with black granite. The shared walls of the house, which is
comprised of three linked “cabins,” are painted an understated but natural
shade of green, creating a series of accent walls that flow through the home.
ARCHITECT: Elliott & Elliott Architecture
BUILDER: Jon D. Woodward & Sons
COUNTERTOPS: Dennis J. King Masonry
PHOTOGRAPHY: Rob Karosis

BUILDING A SENSE OF HISTORY // SEPTEMBER 2018
The cooking and dining space in this oceanfront home is bright and
casual, with open shelves next to the stove for dishes and an oversized
island that accommodates a farmhouse sink, shelving, and a quartet of
vintage McGuire barstools. Space constraints prompted designer Nicola
Manganello of Nicola’s Home to create a banquette where the table can be
pushed close to the wall when not in use.
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER:Peterson Design Group
BUILDER: Thomas & Lord
DESIGNER: Nicola’s Home
KITCHEN DESIGNER: Sylco Cabinetry
COUNTERTOPS: Maine Marble & Granite
PHOTOGRAPHY: Jonathan Reece

LITTLE CITY GLAM // MARCH 2019
Designer Mindy Schwarz of House Warriors updated her Portland kitchen
with white subway tile and wide, dark grout. It’s a standout feature that she
likens to a piece of art. The island hides a small washer and dryer below its
marble top.
ARCHITECT & BUILDER: Jeffrey Raup
INTERIOR DESIGNER: House Warriors
CABINETRY: Custom Woodworking of Brentwood
PHOTOGRAPHY: Erin Little