This charming Crown Point kitchen is just one room resulting from over 5 years of careful renovations to an old farmhouse in Southern New Hampshire. It was very important to the homeowners that they take their time with the renovation, preserving as much of the history of the old home as possible. We worked directly with the homeowner to realize this dream, providing custom inset painted cabinetry, and incorporating reclaimed wood from a barn on the property for the island legs. “When we realized that the island design would need support posts for the counter overhang,” the homeowner said, “we thought it would look nice to use some of the old beams from the carriage barn that was attached to the kitchen.” They brought their idea to their Crown Point designer, Peter Ippedico, and they worked together to make it happen. The beams were brought into the Crown Point cabinet shop where they were stained to match the other exposed beams in the space. “It’s a nice mix of old and new,” said the homeowner. “I like to call the style ‘snappy rustic.'” The island legs are perfectly at home in their new setting as the legs for the family’s kitchen island. They are a special touch in a room where the family spends a lot of time.
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Mountain View Publishing‘s annual Trend Watch issue features the latest in new construction and remodeling trends in the NH and VT areas. This year, we are honored to have made the cover! The featured kitchen, as pictured above, is from our Prairie line, with details reminiscent of the works of Frank Lloyd Wright.
In this special issue, you’ll also find an additional whole-house Crown Point project being featured! This vacation home (mudroom pictured above) hosts several families at a time in a beautiful setting alongside a lake in NH. The article begins on page 48.
The issue is jam packed with inspiration and beautiful projects, and a full digital issue is available for free online!
We are also excited to note that another Craftsman style kitchen is currently featured in Arts & Crafts Homes Magazine’s Spring 2014 Issue! With cabinetry from our Arts & Crafts Designer Series, this custom kitchen is perfectly at home in an Adirondack style vacation home. You can read the article online here.
Thanks for checking in, and as always, we’d love to hear from you in the comments below!
*Update 3/21/14: The recorded version of this webinar is now available! (You will have to enter your email address and fill out a short registration form.) Enjoy!
Crown Point has partnered with Old House Online to offer a series of two free webinars discussing kitchen design basics! Join us Thursday, March 20th at 8:00 pm for the first installment titled “Deconstructing Cabinet Decisions.”
Hosted by Crown Point Sales Manager/Designer Mark Wirta, the webinar will help you discover your own personal style, and guide you in choosing kitchen design details to complement your home.
Mark will present on these topics for about 40 minutes with slides and photos to illustrate his comments. The webinar will conclude with a twenty minute question and answer period.
The second webinar in the kitchen design basics two-part series will take place in September. We’ll keep you posted!
One of the most dramatic ways to make a statement in your kitchen is to include a custom designed range hood. Whether you adorn it with beautiful corbels and turned spindles and storage options or other embellishments, or keep it simple and classic, you will create a wonderful focal point for the room. Let’s take a look at a range (no pun intended!) of styles, colors and customization.
The photo above features a large custom range hood handcrafted from Maple, finished in Soft White Classic Paint. The picture of symmetry, this piece features detailed corbels, panels to match the door style, and a pair of pull-out spice storage components .
This Neoclassical style range hood is not only finished in a different color, but it’s installed higher than the rest of the cabinetry for a stronger visual impact. Custom crown moulding, turned spindles and an arched front further enhance the beauty of this piece.
This range hood is classic, with simple clean lines, allowing the beautiful grain and character of the Sapele to be the star of the show.
Crafted with a flat facade, this range hood was designed to accommodate the homeowner’s artwork. Functional and beautiful, it’s a wonderful complement to the rest of the space which is rich with color and character.
If your heart is set on a stainless hood, and feel a custom wood range hood would be mutually exclusive, consider the solution shown above! The stainless range hood is complemented by the enclosure overhead, which encases the duct work, resulting in a harmonious and fitting combination.
For even more examples of custom range hoods, check out our new Range Hoods page on the Crown Point website!
NH Home Magazine held its first Annual NH Home Design Awards on Monday night, honoring top design professionals from across the state. Designers in eight categories were recognized with honorable mentions and with first place awards. Our own Mark Wirta was recognized in the category of Kitchen Design, for a recent installation with Pitch Black painted custom Crown Point cabinetry.
“I’m honored to be recognized by the NH Home Design Awards,” said Wirta. “It wouldn’t have been possible without our fantastic crew of cabinetmakers-they make us look good!”
We’d like to say congratulations to the winners and honorable mentions in all eight categories. Well done!
Here at Crown Point, we love to receive photos of finished projects. We know that once the homeowner has added their personal touches, that’s when a space comes alive!
We recently received some client shots of a Crown Point kitchen in an elegant log home in Ontario, Canada. The project came together beautifully, and we’re excited to share it with you!
In their own words:
“Our Crown Point kitchen is our dream kitchen. We wanted a kitchen that would compliment our log home and our personalities. We received exactly what we wanted and more!”
“Our kitchen has been transformed into a beautiful living space where people are naturally drawn to. The craftsmanship, quality and service exceeded our expectations. The attention to detail is obvious and the custom features make our kitchen truly unique.”
“Working with Tamara Raymond was a pleasure. She is expert in her field and was able to troubleshoot all of our concerns with the logs and design without so much as even stepping foot into the space. We did major, complicated changes and she had no trouble designing a feature wall that ‘wows’ everyone. Tamara was always available to discuss our plans and assist with the many changes with ease and patience during the entire process. From the first drawing to the installation of the final piece of crown moulding.
Thank you again. It was wonderful working with everyone and I would highly recommend Crown Point without reservation.”
Before we officially say goodbye to the splashy, carefree days of summer, (we’re sad about it, too) we wanted to share a round up of our favorite Crown Point Cabinetry shots featuring water views.
The shot above was part of a whole-house project we recently photographed on the Cape. This was an incredibly inviting sitting area/office retreat in a lofted second floor. What a view! More photos here, gallery 95.
This Reclaimed Heart Pine pass through cabinet separated a quaint cottage style kitchen from an open sitting area that overlooked a sparkling lake. The pass through cabinet accomplishes two things; easy beverage and meal service, and a nice view of the water from the kitchen! More shots here, gallery 53.
The open floor plan of this fantastic contemporary oceanfront home offers wonderful views from almost every room. But, the best view in the house was arguably from the kitchen sink! More shots here, gallery 88.
This serene masterbath overlooks a New Hampshire lake. Just Beautiful! More shots here, gallery 97.
For even more spaces inspired by the coast, check out our Pinterest board!
Earlier this summer, we exhibited at the Sunbelt Builders Show in San Antonio, Texas. While there, our company president, Brian Stowell, sat down for an interview with Shannon Register, Broker/Owner of Register Real Estate Advisors and Host of “Houston Real Estate Radio.” This segment aired on “Houston Real Estate Radio” on KPRC AM950 on Sunday July 14, 2013.
Take a look at the video of the segment as Brian talks about our custom cabinetry and what sets us apart from the rest!
This Spring/Early Summer season, we have been very fortunate to have a number of our projects showcased in print and on the web! Today, we’re sharing a round up of our most recent features.
The above Crown Point kitchen was featured as part of a piece on a rural Virginia plantation in the June 2013 issue of Architectural Digest. Read the full article here!
The current issue of Kitchen & Bath Design News features a project we completed in collaboration with Yankee Barn Homes. The contemporary barn style home features Crown Point Cabinetry in the kitchen (shown above) and several baths. Read the full article here.
And last, but not least, cabinetry from our Prairie line is being featured in the July 2013 issue of Old House Journal. As part of the monthly feature “Period Products,” our Prairie hutch showcases such details as our patented Squared Channel face frames, our Highland Park door with wispy maple glass, the Linea backsplash system and a pair of custom Prairie style brackets.
Do you have a favorite? We’d love to know!
When our photography crew travels to shoot Crown Point cabinetry in client’s homes, we often encounter family pets who are quite friendly and love to “say hello” to us. This inspired us to create this segment of our blog called “Crown Point Critters.”
Today’s featured photo is a snapshot from a client whose chocolate lab named Taylor (believe it or not: she’s named after the guitar manufacturer!), is closing her eyes just a for a moment after returning from a jaunt in the park. Her backrest is the raised end panel of a peninsula leg that divides the kitchen from the family room. The quartersawn white oak cabinetry is finished in Burnt Umber and features a custom door style.
Do you have a Crown Point Critter? Send a photo of your pet posing with your Crown Point Cabinetry. We just might feature your furry (or scaley, or feathery) friend on the blog!