This kitchen may look like an old space that's been restored, but it's actually brand new—and there are a lot of smart little details we love (starting with those countertops). The counters are Petit Granite, a Belgian limestone with little fossils in it that, apparently, Ina Garten uses in her kitchens. As the homeowner says, "If it's good enough for Ina, it's good enough for me." But because she scored it from another project, she didn't have quite enough to cover the entire counter space. To fill a big gap, she placed a butcher block in between two pieces of the limestone. Such a simple, practical move.
The range is by La Cornue, which was a splurge, but in contrast, there's an IKEA sink. And here's another thought that resonated with us: When asked about the dining table in the middle of the room, the homeowner says, "Even though I love islands, I find you end up walking around them all the time."
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