Georgian Style Home

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The owners of this Georgian-style home, built in the mid-20th century, loved contemporary style but felt it didnt fit the time period of their house. The designer felt that the Biedermeier styles aesthetic beauty offered the perfect blend of traditional styling and contemporary flair.

table detail

The layout needed to include a large array of appliances, ample table space, a wet bar and a television cabinet facing the family room. The designer concealed the microwave, coffee machine and steam oven behind bi-folding, retractable doors. The hood becomes an architectural element, and the refrigerator and television cabinet appear to be large armoires.

The homeowners preferred a formal antique-style table that complements their furniture.


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

Designer: Jennifer Gilmer, CKD Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath, Ltd., Chevy Chase, MD

Photography: Bob Narod

Products Used

Custom Built, Inc.

Floor plan



Angola black granite,
satin finish

  • Sharp microwave
  • Thermador cooktop
  • Gaggenau oven
  • Bosch dishwasher
  • Sub-Zero refrigerator
  • Rangecraft ventilation
  • Miele coffee machine
    and steam oven
  • Scottsman ice machine

Flooring Hardwood oak
Fixtures/fittings Franke sinks

Other Drywall/soffits by Premier

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