Leave it to design stars Tara Mangini and Percy Bright of Jersey Ice Cream Co. to infuse an undistinguished 2004 builder’s special (see
Remade in Maine: Jersey Ice Cream Co. Upgrades a Recently Built House) with rustic charm. The reimagined kitchen has tinted plaster walls, a now-signature Jersey Ice Cream Co. feature, Shaker-style cabinets, a luxury chateau-style range, and luminescent white tile. Here are the elements for re-creating the look.
Above: The kitchen is partially constructed by Jersey Ice Cream Co. and by one of the house’s original contractors, Jay Fischer of Cold Mountain Builders. Photograph from Remade in Maine: Jersey Ice Cream Co. Upgrades a Recently Built Rockport House. Above: A large apron-front farmhouse sink anchors the L-shaped kitchen. It’s paired with an unlacquered brass faucet. Photograph from Remade in Maine: Jersey Ice Cream Co. Upgrades a Recently Built Rockport House. Above: The pièce de résistance: a Lacanche range and white terracotta backsplash. Photograph from Remade in Maine: Jersey Ice Cream Co. Upgrades a Recently Built Rockport House. Materials Above: Kitchen cabinets, built by Jay Fischer of Cold Mountain Builders, are painted Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist. Above: The kitchen countertops are honed Crema Delicata Marble, which is available at Stone Source among other stone retailers. Above: The kitchen backsplash is made of Clé Tile Zellige Weathered Terracotta Tile left over from the master bath (see the rest of the house in Remade in Maine: Jersey Ice Cream Co. Upgrades a Recently Built Rockport House). The tile has a color “made up of, literally, dozens of shades of white” according to Clé is $22.75 per square foot. Appliances Above: The range is a French Lacanche Chagny 1400 Range in ivory and brass hardware. It can be ordered directly through Lacanche. For more on ranges like this, see 10 Easy Pieces: Retro Kitchen Ranges. Above: At the end of the counter is a SubZero 24-Inch Undercounter Wine Refrigerator. Available at AJ Madison; contact for pricing and more information.
Faucets & Fixtures Above: The kitchen faucet is a Barber Wilsons Bridgemaster Kitchen Faucet with Side Spray in unlacquered brass; $2,192 at Quality Bath. Above: The farmhouse sink is the Kohler Whitehaven Self-Trimming Under-Mount Sink for $1,319 at Kohler. The sink also makes an appearance in another popular Jersey Ice Cream Co.–designed kitchen for Beth Kirby; see The One-Month Makeover: Beth Kirby’s Star-Is-Born Kitchen.
Lighting Above: The sconces are the Uptown Brass Sconces; $385 each from Jones County Road. Accessories Above: The rustic Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. Small Narrow Board with Double Handle is $220 at March in San Francisco. Above: From Magnus Design, the White Marble Mortar and Pestle is $130 for the large. For more, see our post 10 Easy Pieces: The White Mortar and Pestle. Above: The Copper Colander with a stainless steel interior is $12.99 at World Market. Above: The KitchenAid Artisan Series 5 Quart Stand Mixer is $259.96 on Amazon. Above: From Merci, the Off White Striped Pre-Washed Linen Tea Towel is $22.14. Above: The Old Dutch Solid Copper Teakettle with Brass Handle is $51.93 on Amazon. Above: The Leather Fly Swatter is particularly useful in a beachfront summer cottage. This one is $18 at Schoolhouse.
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