Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour: Kitchen designer Kathy McCreight oversaw the redo of this kitchen in a home on Lake Charlevoix, a half-mile from the charming and historic Ironton Ferry. The transformation from 1990’s ho-hum to this gracious contemporary-transitional space with its warm, Northwoods feel features maple cabinetry that was custom-stained a stone-green shade mixed to match the stone fireplace in the adjoining living room. The counters are topped with complementing costa smeralda granite, which pulls together the shades of a Northern forest that run through this kitchen. While relaxed, the kitchen is outfitted with sophisticated touches, including twin 4-foot-tall glass-paned cabinet hutches that mirror each other from across the room and display the homeowner’s crystal collection. Stainless steel appliances and in-cabinet lighting round out this upscale flavor—but the real fun at this address revolves around a semi-circle island that houses a hidden icemaker and bar. If you happen by this beautifully renovated home on Lake Charlevoix at Happy Hour—cheers!  

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Contractor: Norman Clement Cabinetry: Pinnacle
Lighting: Indian River Lighting
Granite: Lakeside Solid Surface
Plumbing: Lakeside, Wittock