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Classic Traditional Kitchen by David Heide

Sub-Zero and Wolf's 2010-2012 Kitchen Design Contest. This young family of three had the home of their dreams, but wanted some updates and renovations, including an addition for a new kitchen and butler's pantry. "It was very important to her it have modern functionality, but with no jarring disconnect from the 1890s house," Heide explains. Arches, millwork and wainscoting were milled to match, and birch floors were shellacked until they achieved the other's amber patinas. "The entire house has a combination of birch, oak and mahogany throughout the first floor. In the 1880s and 1890s it was commonplace to see rooms done in various species of wood — the Victorians being Victorians! This room is about the cherry paneling and wainscot, lighting and period details." The custom range hood has insets of burled cherry, as does the built-in clock above the door—a Heide signature. Historic light fixtures include delicately ruffled reflector shades on bulbs above the sinks, and globes crafted by the historic Vianne Glass Company of France. Thin strips of stainless steel reveal Sub-Zeros behind the cherry paneling. "The Sub-Zeros are paneled in cherry but some stainless comes through. They sit so respectfully within the historic context. I'm striving to be sensitive to historic scale, proportion and materials, not create a false sense of it being 1890. Truth and honesty to the product that has always been important and appealing to me."

David Heide
David Heide Design Studio
301 Fourth Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55415
phone 612-337-5060
fax 612-337-5059
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