The Vanilla Ice Project: The Green Mansion Miracle, Pt. 3 - Kitchen & Dining Room

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, this neglected mansion has been on life support for a while. Vanilla Ice and his crew tear down walls and get wild with marble to find this Palm Beach home's heartbeat once again. 

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

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The Heart of the Home

Vanilla Ice (aka Rob VanWinkle) and his crew didn't cut corners in their latest renovation, taking this neglected Palm Beach mansion's kitchen from drab to fab. 

BEFORE: The Kitchen

With an outdated tray ceiling, a walled off dining area and plain jane cabinets, this home dubbed "The Green Toad" by Vanilla was in serious need of some ice. 

BEFORE: The Kitchen

Rob envisioned a full gut of this outdated kitchen to make it live up to its potential as the No. 1 selling point of the house. 

BEFORE: The Kitchen

New lighting, new cabinets, new floors ... can Rob save this dreary kitchen? 

AFTER: The Kitchen

Yes! 

AFTER: The Kitchen

Marble, marble and more marble. Turkish marble floors complement the kitchen's new fixtures and give it a polished, connected feel to the rest of the home. 

Hardware Bling and Polished Finishes

New appliances, including a touchless faucet for the sink, and attention to detail with the cultured stone backsplash above the stove and the custom glazed cabinets with bling-tastic hardware take this kitchen from an eye sore to eye-popping. 

Let in the Light

Because the recessed lights just weren't enough to brighten the cooking space, Rob installed these special LED light fixtures above the single slab marble island. 

Double Wide Fridge

The standard side-by-side fridgerator size is about 36 inches wide. This fridge? 72 inches. 

Connect the Dots

Many of the kitchen's signature features, like the cultured stone backsplash and marble counters, carry over into the dining room, as well. 

BEFORE: The Dining Room

The kitchen was drab, and the dining room wasn't much better. 

BEFORE: The Dining Room

The tray ceiling above the dining room was outdated, and the monochromatic color scheme just wasn't working for the space. 

BEFORE: The Dining Room

This wall separated the dining room from a small laundry room and made the eating area feel cramped and closed off. 

AFTER: The Dining Room

With that wall gone and the laundry area now disguised as a bar, the dining room feels much more open and connected to the main area of the home. 

AFTER: The Dining Room

The cultured stone used for the backsplash in the kitchen carries over into the dining room's bar area to create a functional butler's kitchen. 

Now That's Some Ice

A dining room this large now needs an awesome centerpiece above the table. This crystal chandelier, hand-chosen by Rob, will do just fine. 

Look Up

After covering up the outdated tray ceiling, Rob installed a dome ceiling that was hand-painted with this custom art. 

More Ice, Please

Want to see more of this incredible Palm Beach mansion transformation? Check out this gallery for more unbelievable upgrades: The Green Mansion Miracle, The Pool