Northern Michigan’s 2013 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour: #12, Gathering Place in Sleeping Bear Dunes, Glen Arbor

Designer: Angela Goodall Kitchen Choreography, 231.932.9700,

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With seven grandbabies (and their parents) frequent visitors to her Glen Lake home, Nancy Killen was ready for a kitchen update. On her wish list: a new 48-inch Wolf range, more counter space (staging area for bottles, formula and snacks!) and more storage space.

There was also the matter of some outdated painted cabinetry that needed a new look. But the Killens did love the timeless look of wood—as played out in their kitchen in a hickory floor, knotty pine paneling, beadboard ceiling and wood cabinets—so Goodall encouraged them to preserve all of that while also adding updated touches.

The new kitchen sports handsome cherry cabinetry with inset doors, a buttercream-finished island base and a Joshua Tree–green hutch (bottles, formula and snacks!). New chocolatey brown petra imperial granite countertops provide a yummy touch, as does the caramelly via appia granite snack-bar wing Goodall designed on to the island.

Nancy got her Wolf range, too, and more. Goodall clad the hood in stack stone with a cherry base, warming the space by evoking the sensibility of a hearth. Handsome, cozy and extremely functional, the Killen kitchen is ready for whatever seven grandkids dish out.


Fieldstone Cabinetry


Kevin Porath Construction


Construct One

Tile Installation:

Dan the Tile Man


Max’s Service

Counter Tops:

Cadillac Cut Stone

Hardwood Floors:

Stanley’s Hardwood Floors

Get a preview to the 2013 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour in the October issue of Northern Home & Cottage & Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.


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#12, Gathering Place in Sleeping Bear Dunes, Glen Arbor