French Toast

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The goal of this remodel was to carry the French influence of the chateau-style home into the kitchen.

kitchen closeup

The designer used the rooms height, windows and wide doorways, as well as glass-mullioned cabinets and piggybacked smaller mullioned cabinets, to create a feeling of grandeur. The three doorways leading to the kitchen have been arched and embellished with fluted pilasters, pierced moldings and corbelled keys.

Combining half-columns, capitals and a pediment turns the refrigerator into a piece of furniture.

The island is an ideal location for the homeowners to do prep work while enjoying their family. The island refrigerator provides easy access, and the extra sink and dishwasher in the island come in handy after large parties. The trim is painted and glazed to complement the Venetian plaster walls.

A dark green granite countertop, a tumbled marble backsplash and simulated stone floor tile complement the reddish-brown cabinetry.


This kitchen earned a first-place award in the large kitchen category of the National Kitchen and Bath Association's 2003 Design Competition

Designer: Peter Ross Salerno, Peter Salerno, Inc., CKD, CBD, Wyckoff, NJ

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Photography: Peter Rymwid

Products Used
Cabinets Christiana Cabinetry

floor plan
Floor plan

Countertops Stone Surfaces granite
  • Kitchen Aid microwave
  • Viking cooktop, trimkit, oven
  • Dacor range
  • Miele dishwasher
  • Sub-Zero refrigerators
  • Best ventilation
Flooring Mediterranean tile

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