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Steal This Look: A Luminous Kitchen Renovation in Rockport, Maine

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Steal This Look: A Luminous Kitchen Renovation in Rockport, Maine

August 20, 2019

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.

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: 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.
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: 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.
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.
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

Kitchen cabinets, built by Jay Fischer of Cold Mountain Builders, are painted Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist.
Above: Kitchen cabinets, built by Jay Fischer of Cold Mountain Builders, are painted Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist.
The kitchen countertops are honed Crema Delicata Marble, which is available at Stone Source among other stone retailers.
Above: The kitchen countertops are honed Crema Delicata Marble, which is available at Stone Source among other stone retailers.
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.
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

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: 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.
At the end of the counter is a SubZero 24-Inch Undercounter Wine Refrigerator. Available at AJ Madison; contact for pricing and more information.
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

The kitchen faucet is a Barber Wilsons Bridgemaster Kitchen Faucet with Side Spray in unlacquered brass; $2,192 at Quality Bath.
Above: The kitchen faucet is a Barber Wilsons Bridgemaster Kitchen Faucet with Side Spray in unlacquered brass; $2,192 at Quality Bath.
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.
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

The sconces are the Uptown Brass Sconces; $385 each from Jones County Road.
Above: The sconces are the Uptown Brass Sconces; $385 each from Jones County Road.

Accessories

The rustic Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. Small Narrow Board with Double Handle is $220 at March in San Francisco.
Above: The rustic Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. Small Narrow Board with Double Handle is $220 at March in San Francisco.
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: 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.
The Copper Colander with a stainless steel interior is $12.99 at World Market.
Above: The Copper Colander with a stainless steel interior is $12.99 at World Market.
The KitchenAid Artisan Series 5 Quart Stand Mixer is $259.96 on Amazon.
Above: The KitchenAid Artisan Series 5 Quart Stand Mixer is $259.96 on Amazon.
From Merci, the Off White Striped Pre-Washed Linen Tea Towel is $22.14.
Above: From Merci, the Off White Striped Pre-Washed Linen Tea Towel is $22.14.
The Old Dutch Solid Copper Teakettle with Brass Handle is $51.93 on Amazon.
Above: The Old Dutch Solid Copper Teakettle with Brass Handle is $51.93 on Amazon.
The Leather Fly Swatter is particularly useful in a beachfront summer cottage. This one is $18 at Schoolhouse.
Above: The Leather Fly Swatter is particularly useful in a beachfront summer cottage. This one is $18 at Schoolhouse.
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