Kitchen Pictures From Blog Cabin 2013

Nestled in a portion of the home's original living room, the classic kitchen offers modern conveniences and incorporates elements reclaimed from the circa-1800s home.

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Jason Kisner

A fixed island, selected by online voters, separates the kitchen from the great room. Clad in wood slats ripped from the home's original studs and corner posts, the island echoes the rustic design of the nearby dining table.

Typhoon-green granite caps counters and continues an interior design focus on neutral hues inspired by coastal views.

A corner shelving unit offers space to store spices and other cooking essentials. The surface is clad in reclaimed wood planks and helps to make a subtle transition from rustic to refined surfaces.

Selected by online voters, a traditional apron-front farmhouse sink takes on a new twist when cast in stainless steel. The microwave, tucked under the counter in a custom cabinet, is easily accessible via a pullout tray.

The linear design of stainless steel hardware stands in contrast to the European styling of raised-panel cabinet doors, a People's Choice pick.

The stainless steel gas range offers a deep-recessed cooktop, a convection oven, a baking drawer and a reversible cast-iron griddle.

Wall cabinets with double-glass doors offer space to display the owner's heirloom dinnerware. Recessed lighting brightens the space and light-reflecting stainless steel lends shimmer.

Backsplash materials — tumbled stone and glass tiles — are set in a random mosaic, a pattern selected by online voters.

Countertop accoutrements include coasters fashioned from the home's original corner posts, decorative birdhouses, burlap-wrapped canisters, and sandalwood- and vanilla-scented hand wash and moisturizer.

Old interior V-groove wall paneling is fashioned into a pot rack. A bench grinder was used to winnow down the heads of cut nails, removed from framing, to serve as pot holders.

The mosaic shades of mini pendant lights, clad in glass tile that closely resembles mother-of-pearl, continues a design theme focused on natural, oceanic materials.

Variations in color and texture lend interest to the bar front, designed to complement the rustic-chic dining room table, also fashioned from site-sourced framing material.

"The peninsula was a focal point from all three entrances so I wanted to make sure it was a wow factor," says Kitchen Crashers host Alison Victoria. "I wrapped the peninsula around into the kitchen at an angle to save space and make sure I had the 3-foot clearance as well as to provide extra shelving/storage. It was a perfect balance of old and new."

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