Kitchen designer, Mario Mulea, CR -Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly teamed up with Timothy Miller & Associates Interior Design to create a purely classic kitchen in a waterfront Southampton beach house on Shinnecock Bay. We had a lot of fun on this shoot. It was a glorious day, and thank goodness our photographer Keith Scott Morton loves me because I drove him crazy making sure we got the water views in the shots. (Thank you Keith! They came out fabulous.)
This Southampton beach house kitchen is as calm and beautiful as its natural surroundings. Flooded with natural light and breathtaking views of Shinnecock Bay in Southampton, Long Island, the kitchen is outfitted with elegant Nordic white cabinetry in a Pasadena door style from Wood-Mode’s Brookhaven line. Floor-to-ceiling cabinetry accommodates a remarkable amount of storage, and Mario’s clever open-plan design connects the kitchen with the adjacent beach patio, dining area, and living room allowing for a more sociable space.
The white perimeter countertops and backsplash have random splashes of gray and may look like honed marble but are actually from Silestone’s Nebula series in Lagoon. The kitchen island counter is 1 ½” thick wide-plank African mahogany with an ogee edge. The island’s elegant globe pendants are from Rejuvenation Lighting, and the French bistro chairs complete the timeless scheme. (Chairs are from Glac Seat in Connecticut. The chair pattern is Cannage horizontal and vertical in colors Moka, Navy, and Ivory with navy bindings and a honey frame.)
The custom-designed wood hearth houses a Wolf 48” range, and the hood insert is by Best. Appliances include a 48” SubZero Pro refrigerator, 24” Wine refrigerator, GE Monogram microwave, and two Miele integrated dishwashers. The apron front farm sinks are Rohl’s single basin fireclay from the Shaw’s Original series. The main sink has a polished nickel faucet from Rohl (Perrin and Rowe bridge faucet with side spray) , and the secondary sink’s high arc semi-pro kitchen faucet with a professional pull-down spray is by Grohe (K7 Semi Pro), which is perfect for the serious cook.
The staggered 8 x 48″ Walker Zanger porcelain driftwood plank floor in an Ibira patina finish creates a sophisticated yet relaxed vibe, which suits this vacation home perfectly. The floor is remarkable! It offers the warm look of a wood floor, but it is actually extremely durable porcelain tile — perfect for a beach house. Everything ties together flawlessly, offering a unique lifestyle space for this family to enjoy.
We are very proud of the manufacturers we represent. We pick the best of the best in all categories from cabinetry, to countertops, to fixtures, to flooring, so we can deliver the highest quality products and create exceptional living spaces for our clients. We are honored to be sponsored for BlogTour Vegas by some of the vendors featured in this post. (SubZero and Wolf, Wood Mode, Walker Zanger, Top Knobs, Cosentino: Dekton) Ken and I look forward to sharing all the new product releases they will be showcasing at KBIS 2014.
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