2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour #3: Period Piece

The third stop on the 2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour is located in Petoskey at 230 Fairview Avenue. This kitchen is a Craftsman inspired beautifully remodeled room!

Visit other kitchens on the Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour:

  1. Elegance, Torch Lake Style
  2. Simple Pleasures

The 2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour takes place on October 18 from 9 am to 5 pm. This year there are 11 kitchens ranging from north of Harbor Springs down to Glen Arbor. Proceeds raised during the home tour will benefit Northern Michigan non-profit, Child and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan. Save by purchasing tickets to the 2014 Northern Home & Cottage Home Tour at MyNorthTickets.com:

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Edie and Fred Kaufmann wanted to warm up their kitchen—figuratively and literally. The awkward, drafty space was a 1980s add-on to their home, built in the 1950s of solid barn timbers and Chicago brick. Job 1 was removing a partial wall down the center that separated the kitchen from a game room. Next came removing a fireplace (added, no doubt, to help warm the chilly room) that blocked a view of Little Traverse Bay. New energy-efficient windows opened up the blue-water view and blocked the drafts. Radiant in-floor heat completed the structural changes. With the shell snug, it was time to warm up the style. For that, Edie teamed up with designer Brooke Anderson.

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Given the Kaufmanns’ collection of Mission furniture—including a number of Stickley pieces—it was natural to work with a Craftsman-esque organic palette of colors and materials. Handsome quarter-sawn oak cabinets by Woodharbor, darkened with a stain that was custom blended to mimic the legendary dark/translucent Stickley finish, set the perfect tone. Brooke also worked with Woodharbor to customize the handsome wooden hood design and to add Craftsman- era muntins to the glass cupboard doors. Creama Bordeaux granite countertops are a soothing, neutral touch. The granite backsplash was mounted so the veins run vertically, creating a dramatic focal point (Edie’s idea).

Brooke’s design for a wet bar near the patio door is so period-perfect, it looks as though it might date from Prohibition years. The Kaufmanns couldn’t be happier about the project. “Brooke was lovely to work with,” Edie says. “The kitchen is sunny, beautiful, bright and cheery. It’s the room we live in.”

2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour

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Check out other kitchens on the 2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour produced by Northern Home & Cottage magazine and the National Kitchen and Bath Association and sponsored by Virginia Tile and Honor Onekama Building Supply:

2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour #1: Elegance, Torch Lake Style

2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour #2: Simple Pleasures

2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour #4: Walls Came Down

2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour #5: Up North French Country

2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour #6: Vintage Cottage Style

2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour #7: About the Stove

2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour #8: Life as Style

2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour #9: Coastal Living

2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour #10: Pretty Painted Lady

2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour #11: Built on Granite

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