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March 2018

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MARCH 2018 RETAILOBSERVER.COM 11 T I M E L E S S L U X U R Y The designers of this kitchen wanted to celebrate the ideals of luxury, creating a timeless and grand space for gatherings. Faced with typical shortcomings such as awkward spaces and low ceilings, the team relocated the kitchen and underpinned the structural foundation to gain height. A furniture– style island and refrigeration cabinetry lessen the utilitarian feel of the kitchen and naturally blend into the home's other living spaces. The new space offers sumptuous materials, such as crystal, unlacquered brass, an antique mirror, pewter, polished stainless steel, real silver, exotic burl, and figured woods that add to the lushness of the space. —N.F.M. Second Place / Large Kitchen / Best Before & After Kitchen O L D - W O R L D E L E G A N C E The clients for this kitchen needed more storage, a space conducive to entertaining, and transitional design. The designers responded with an elegant kitchen that incorporates pewter countertops, custom mosaics, and a Spanish limestone floor. To accommodate the clients' current needs, contractors build a large addition: in that area Steiner–Houck and Associates created two large islands that maximize counterspace, inserted unique cabinetry designs, and flanked the fireplace with pantries designed to look like antique armoires. A cast stone range hood features a pewter fleur-de-lis detail with a mosaic backsplash below, creating a beautiful old–world backdrop. On the walls and ceiling, Venetian plaster distracts from the unusual ceiling lines and provides a cohesiveness to the overall space. —N.F.M. Third Place / Large Kitchen Richard T. Anuszkiewicz Co-Designer: Scarlett Breeding, AIA Alt Breeding Schwarz Architects Annapolis, MD Sandra L. Steiner-Houck, CKD Co-Designer: Candis J. Warren Steiner-Houck & Associates, LLC Mount Joy, PA PHOTO: JENNIFER HUGHES OF JENNIFER HUGHES, PHOTOGRAPHY LLC PHOTO: PETER LEACH OF PETER LEACH PHOTOGRAPHY

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