The inspiration for the Commandants House in Boston's Charlestown Navy Yard was "a family style kitchen that was youthful and had a nod to its historic past," as the designer notes. The black and white floor was there before the remodel, and the wormy cherry wood custom cabinets were built to go with it. The island is also interesting: one half is made of wood butcher block, while the other half is made of durable honed black granite.
This is typically not my style, but I have to say that I'd like nothing more than to pull of my wet, winter boots and plunk myself down at the table. Wouldn't you?
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