These clients are serious about period detail. No surprise there, considering that they study ancient cultures for a living. We spent a lot of time devising a layout that would be practical for the way they live (these people really do cook!), while honoring the historic character of their 1915 home.
The stove is a restored Wedgewood. The sink and taps are antique. A fabulous Deco-era fridge awaits restoration; it’s on the restoration shop’s schedule for December 2015.
Not shown here is a small and seriously sturdy maple cabinet for making pastry and bread, designed based on scant evidence offered by a photo of the client’s great-grandmother circa 1906. See the cabinet–and learn to build one–in the video I made with Popular Woodworking.
For a look behind the scenes, see my blog post on this kitchen
B and I LOVE the cabinet. It looks so wonderful and the hardware looks so good with it! B particularly remarked on how lovely the grain of the wood is and I agree. … The cabinet is so special to me because it really represents my great-grandmother and I am really looking forward to using it! It is of course a lovely piece of furniture in its own right but it also is a fantastic piece for its meaning to me as well.”–TKV