I’ve been blogging for the last week about the 2017 Newburyport Kitchen Tour here. Today’s post will feature my two favorite houses on the tour. I think they are my favorite because of the use of space, thoughtful kitchen and interior design decisions and a cohesive design style that fits well with the architecture of the homes. And coincidentally, they are both on the same street. Walk with me…
This first house is a brick Georgian style Gambrel house that was built in 1997. Recently purchased in 2015, the current owners completed their renovations in 2017. The kitchen design was by B&G Cabinet and the builder was Dockham Builders.
You walk through the front door right into the living room on the right and straight ahead is the family room, wrapping around to the dining room on the left and then into the kitchen. An enclosed pantry in the kitchen was removed and a connection was made into the living room, creating a fully open circular first floor wrapping around the central stair case and fireplace. You’ll see this below where the swing door (love the black!) shows the new opening connecting the back hall, side door with the front of the house.
Wall color: Benjamin Moore Gray Tint
Appliances: Jenn Air drawer style microwave and 30″ range top
Counters: Cambria Newport white quartz
Backsplash: glass tile with recycled glass elements
Dining chairs: Phillipe Starck’s Masters Chair from Design Within Reach
This next house is a Victorian dating to 1885. Forgive the above image, I forgot to take a photo, so this is courtesy of Google. The house looks relatively modest from the front, but the side view really tells the story of a recent addition, which includes the kitchen, by Joppa Design, Inc.
Countertops: Bianco Carrara marble
Pendant light: 10-light Bola pendant
So, what do you think? As I said, I love both these houses for really having fully designed, thoughtful spaces. I like that they have window treatments (notably lacking in most of the homes on the tour).
All photos except where noted by Linda Merrill.
You may also enjoy: Part 1 of the 2017 Newburyport Kitchen Tour