Kitchen of the Week: Old-World Style on the Connecticut Coast (7 photos)

A Connecticut family renovated the kitchen in their home. Their style choice was
for the look of an updated, but still quite rustic, French coastal home. Using a traditional post and beam look for the ceiling and walls. Using re-claimed wood,
hand scraped wood flooring and old bricks, the fairly sizeable room feels comfortable. Centered in the room, a large island with a zinc top gives plenty of
space to work and to gather around. The rest of the kitchen features marble
tops over white cabinets. The cabinetry may simple and old world on the
outside, but has all of the modern touches, such as slide outs and dividers on
the inside, just as the whole kitchen does, blending the old looks, and the modern needs and conveniences.

Key Takeaways:

  • A retired couple enlisted the help of VanderHorn Architects and the Sarah Blank Design Studio to create their dream home on the Connecticut coast.
  • The professional-grade kitchen serves as the central hub when the couple entertains and is situated between the dining and great rooms.
  • The expansive kitchen features post and beam architecture, wide plank oak floors, a massive center island, and marble countertops.

“Reclaimed beams, handmade brick and a hand-scraped floor add a warm sense of age to this new kitchen”

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